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September 1976

Suspected Multiple Primary Tumors of the Lacrimal and Parotid Glands

Author Affiliations

From the departments of ophthalmology and visual science (Drs Cykiert, Albert, and Bellows) and pathology (Dr Cornog), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(9):1530-1533. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040364011

• 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.

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