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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 461-463

Amyloidosis of lacrimal gland


1 Department of Orbit and Oculoplastic Surgery, and Ophthalmic Pathology, Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Ophthalmic Pathology, Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Neuropathology, Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
4 Department of Orbit and Oculoplastic Surgery, Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

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Venkatesh C Prabhakaran
Department of Orbit and Oculoplastic Surgery, and Ophthalmic Pathology, Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, NIMHANS, Bangalore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.57160

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Primary localized amyloidosis of lacrimal gland is a rare occurrence. This report describes a female patient with isolated amyloidosis of the lacrimal gland. A 45-year-old Indian woman presented with a swelling over the left lacrimal gland region. Computed tomography showed uniform enlargement of the lacrimal gland. A lacrimal gland biopsy revealed amyloidosis. No systemic involvement was detected on further investigation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of lacrimal gland amyloidosis from India and our report also highlights the importance of lacrimal gland biopsy in diagnosing lacrimal gland masses.


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