Acinic cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm nearly always observed in the salivary glands. Our experience documents a case of this pathology, occurring in the lacrimal gland, never reported in the literature before. A 59-year-old white woman was admitted with reduced vision and a painless swelling in the area of the right lacrimal gland. Computerized axial tomography showed an intraorbital radio-opaque mass compressing the eyeball from behind. The patient underwent right temporal orbitotomy and total removal of the lesion. The surgical specimen was constituted by a cystic mass containing citrine liquid. Microscopic examination proved the lesion to be an acinic cell carcinoma. Differential diagnostic problems and similarity to salivary gland acinic tumors are discussed.

Acinic cell carcinoma arising in a lacrimal gland. First case report.

ZEPPA, Pio;
1986

Abstract

Acinic cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm nearly always observed in the salivary glands. Our experience documents a case of this pathology, occurring in the lacrimal gland, never reported in the literature before. A 59-year-old white woman was admitted with reduced vision and a painless swelling in the area of the right lacrimal gland. Computerized axial tomography showed an intraorbital radio-opaque mass compressing the eyeball from behind. The patient underwent right temporal orbitotomy and total removal of the lesion. The surgical specimen was constituted by a cystic mass containing citrine liquid. Microscopic examination proved the lesion to be an acinic cell carcinoma. Differential diagnostic problems and similarity to salivary gland acinic tumors are discussed.
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