Primary adenocarcinoma of the lacrimal gland with sebaceous differentiation in a 4-year-old child

Carlos G.M.G. Lima, Fernando Chahud, Christiano J.K. Paiva, Danielle Nebl, Antonio Augusto V. Cruz

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Abstract

Primary adenocarcinoma of the lacrimal gland with sebaceous differentiation is an extremely rare tumor. Only 11 cases have been reported in the literature, none in children. A 4-year-old girl presented with a rapidly progressing mass in the left lacrimal gland fossa. An incisional biopsy followed by partial orbital exenteration confirmed the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma with sebaceous cell differentiation. Currently, no previous reports of this malignancy in childhood have been published. This case underscores the necessity of expanding the presenting age that adenocarcinomas with sebaceous differentiation of the lacrimal gland can occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e55-e57
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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