J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  1998 Jun;25(4):644-648.

Carcinoma expleomorphic adenoma of lacrimal gland


Based on the histopathologic findings of the lacrimal gland tumor, the lesion is classified as either epithelial or nonepithelial tumor. 22% of lacrimal gland lesions were primary epithelial neoplasm. 4%of epithelial tumor of lacrimal glands were primary malignant tumor. Squamous cell carcinoma arising from pleomorphic adenoma of lacrimal gland is a very rare(0.4%). Inspite of surgical intervention, postoperative radiation and chemotherapy, the mortality and recurrence rate of the carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of lacrimal gland is very high. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of lacrimal gland, which was completely removed via lateral orbitotomy with bicoronal incision and had no major complication or recurrence.

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