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August 1990

A Spindle-Cell Myoepithelioma of the Lacrimal Gland

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Dr Heathcote) and Ophthalmology (Dr Hurwitz), Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; the Department of Pathology, Toronto Hospital (Dr Dardick); and the University of Toronto (Drs Heathcote, Hurwitz, and Dardick).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(8):1135-1139. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070100091041

• 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.

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