Lacrimal gland lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


PH of lymphoma. Now has swelling on lateral aspect of the right orbit. Non-painful.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Solid, enhancing mass contiguous with the right lacrimal gland extending into the subcutaneous tissues overlying the outer border of the orbit.


Ultrasound performed prior to guided biopsy

Vascular solid mass in lateral orbit extending into the adjacent soft tissue.  Successfully biopsied under US control.  Resultant: low grade B-cell lymphoma.

Case Discussion

There are few lacrimal mass lesions notably primary neoplasms and lymphoma.  Developmental lesions such as dermoid arise in this area but are usually cystic.

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Case information

rID: 37925
Published: 6th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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