• A middle-aged woman developed unilateral, painless proptosis that increased slowly over 1 year. A clinical diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland was supported by computed tomographic scanning and the tumor was excised. On histological examination the tumor proved to be a benign, myxoid myoepithelioma of spindle-cell type. Although occasionally seen in the salivary glands, to our knowledge, this tumor has not previously been described in the lacrimal gland.
Heathcote JG, Hurwitz JJ, Dardick I. A Spindle-Cell Myoepithelioma of the Lacrimal Gland. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(8):1135-1139. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070100091041