Bilateral enlargement of lacrimal glands - sarcoidosis

Case contributed by Dr MT Niknejad


Known case of sarcoidosis.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Diffuse enlargement of lacrimal glands are seen, bilaterally which is more prominent at left side.

Case Discussion

Bilateral asymmetric enlargement of both lacrimal glands in a known patient with sarcoidosis.
Orbital manifestations of sarcoidosis are common and can involve the lacrimal gland, the orbit, soft tissues of the orbit, and the optic nerve. Uveitis is by far the most common manifestation and is typically bilateral.

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