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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Adenolymphoma of the lacrimal gland: A very rare case report

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Author Details: Deepanjan Ghosh,Jayant Ekka*

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 144

Article End Page : 145



Adenolympoma also known as warthin’s tumor is the second most common benign tumor of the parotid gland, characterized by slowly growing painless mass occurring in elderly people over the age of 60 years. Histopathologically, it is characterized by multiple cystic spaces lined by double layered columnar epithelium interspersed with the lymphoid tissue. Adenolymphoma of the lacrimal gland is very rare in clinical practice. We are presenting a case of 45 year female who presented with a painless mass in the upper outer part of the left eye of two months duration. CT orbit revealed a homogenous soft tissue mass in the superolateral aspect of left orbit with possibility of lymphoma. USG guided FNAC was done and showed mixed cellularity with small to intermediate lymphoid cells. A lateral orbitotomy was performed and mass was excised completely and sent for histopathological evaluation. Histopathological section showed small groups of normal looking glandular elements surrounded by lymphoid tissue. No evidence of malignancy seen. Picture suggestive of Adenolymphoma of salivary origin.

Keywords: Adenolymphoma, Warthin’s tumor, Lacrimal gland


Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2581-5016.2018.0036