Recurrent acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting in the lacrimal gland

Scott Cardone, Michael T. Yen, Patricia Chévez-Barrios, Rod Foroozan, Kimberly G. Yen

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A 14-year-old girl with a history of acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with periorbital swelling of the right eyelid associated with enlargement of the lacrimal gland and cervical lymphadenopathy. Radiographic imaging showed diffuse enlargement and enhancement of the right lacrimal gland. The patient underwent an incisional biopsy of the lacrimal gland that showed atypical lymphocytes consistent with recurrent acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The lacrimal gland is a rare extramedullary site for recurrence of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-57
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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