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Lacrimal glands: size does matter!
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PMID:  22224027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A 40-year-old woman presented with vague headaches and blurred vision. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed bilaterally symmetrical diffuse enlargement of the lacrimal glands. A fine needle biopsy of the lacrimal gland was consistent with sarcoidosis. Although, isolated lacrimal gland involvement is rare, it may be the initial clinical presentation of sarcoidosis, as seen in this patient. Imaging plays a vital role in these unsuspected cases and careful evaluation of the lacrimal glands with dedicated thin section, fat suppressed, axial and coronal orbital imaging, may help identify a pathological cause and avoid a delay in diagnosis.
Authors:
Suyash Mohan; Amogh Hegde; C C Tchoyoson Lim
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Middle East African journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0975-1599     ISO Abbreviation:  Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-06     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521797     Medline TA:  Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-30     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
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