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Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbital apex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23034685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is an uncommon malignant tumor of epithelial origin typically arising from salivary glands. Orbital involvement may occur via direct or perineural spread from a lacrimal gland or sinonasal source. Primary orbital adenoid cystic carcinoma without involvement of the lacrimal gland is rare. The authors report a 53-year-old woman who was examined for insidious monocular vision loss and was found to have a primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbital apex and cavernous sinus. Systemic workup for a primary source, including ipsilateral lacrimal gland biopsy, was negative. One must maintain a high index of suspicion for adenoid cystic carcinoma when evaluating orbital tumors.
Ryan D Walsh; M Reza Vagefi; Collin M McClelland; Michelle Alonso-Basanta; Jason G Newman; Tunde Farkas; Madhura A Tamhankar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  2013-06-20     Revised Date:  2014-01-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e33-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / etiology
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic / pathology*,  radiotherapy
Cavernous Sinus / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Orbital Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiotherapy
Positron-Emission Tomography
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Visual Acuity

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