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July 1941

BOECK'S SARCOID: A CASE OF BILATERAL TUMOR OF THE LACRIMAL GLAND

Author Affiliations

NASHVILLE, TENN.
From the Departments of Surgery and Pathology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;26(1):57-60. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870130073007
Abstract

The case described here is apparently the second case of bilateral sarcoid of the lacrimal gland in which the patient underwent operative removal of the tumor.

On Nov. 14, 1939, one of us (M. M. C.) was consulted by E. M., a Negress aged 24, for a peculiar condition of the eyes. She presented a large swelling of each upper lid. She could see only by tilting her head backward at an awkward angle, as the openings between her lids were narrow slits. The bilateral swelling had been first noticed in July 1939. The tumors had gradually increased in size since that time. She had been seen by a number of physicians, none of them ophthalmologists, who had been frankly puzzled and had told her so. The condition was diagnosed as bilateral tumor of the lacrimal gland. There was a peculiar associated condition. The turbinate bones on both sides were

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