Suspected Multiple Primary Tumors of the Lacrimal and Parotid Glands

Robert C. Cykiert, Daniel M. Albert, John L. Cornog, A. Robert Bellows

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Abstract

A 63-year-old man had apparent primary tumors of the lacrimal and parotid glands. Initially an adenocarcinoma of ectopic lacrimal gland origin was suspected following biopsy of a mass in the left orbit. The patient received radiation therapy to this area and showed no recurrence of the original lesion or development of other tumors for a period of 27 months. At that time, the patient returned with a mass in the left preauricular area. This was surgically resected and found to be an adenocarcinoma of the left parotid gland. Both tumors were histologically similar, mucin-secreting adenocarcinomas. There has been no further evidence of tumor growth in an additional three-year period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1530-1533
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume94
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1976

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  • Ophthalmology

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