Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


32 years-old man with pain and propstosis in the left eye.

Patient Data

Age: 32
Gender: Male

Selected images of CT scan showing a soft tissue hyperattenuating mass in the superior lateral corner of the left orbit which has vivid contrast enhancement. 

The left orbit anterior mass in the topography of the lacrimal gland is again demonstrated and has a low T1 signal, high heterogenous signal on T2 with a small cystic area and a vivid contrast enhancement. 

Case Discussion

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a type of  malignant tumor that affects glandular structures. Orbital adenoid cystic carcinoma usually occurs in patients 20-50 years old.

This case was operated and the final diagnosis was confirmed by histology. 

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Case information

rID: 10999
Case created: 7th Oct 2010
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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