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. 

Modality: MRI

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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