IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty


Myoepithelioma of lacrimal gland: A rare entity


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Author Details: Dhaval Patel, Dipankar Das, Ganeshchandra Kuri, Diva Kant Mishra, Prabhjot Kaur Multani

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 88

Article End Page : 89


Abstract

Myoepithelioma of lacrimal gland, an extremely rare monomorphic adenoma, has been reported only 7 times to the best of our knowledge. We report a case of 62 years old female who presented with painless proptosis of the left eye with restricted extraocular movements. MRI scan revealed a well- defined hypodense mass originating from the lacrimal gland. The lesion was excised in- toto following a planned anterior orbitotomy. Histopathology revealed spindle cell and round cell proliferation which was positive for actin, vimentin, cytokeratin and glial fibrillary acidic protein and negative for S100 and desmin on immunohistochemistry. Post- operative period was uneventful and there was no evidence of recurrence in three years until the last follow up.

Keywords:
Immunohistochemistry, Lacrimal gland, Myoepithelioma, Spindle cell variant