Present some clinical cases of our teaching file,
showing CT and MRI images of the most frequent orbital and lacrimal gland lesions.
Clinically the tumors of the lacrimal gland appear as palpable masses of the outer orbital angle of the orbit,
eyelid protrusion and most noticeably ocular deviation. Most of the lesions are of an inflammatory type (50%),
being the most representative the acute and chronic dacrioadenitis,
inflammatory pseudotumor and sarcoidosis. Lymphoproliferative disorders constitute less than 25%. Among the differentials should be taken into account those of epithelial strain such as...
Findings and procedure details
The tomography is useful for the evaluation of the bony structures and presence of calcifications. The extent of the lesion and its relation with the soft tissues is performed with magnetic resonance. The presence of bone changes,
clinical presentation are the basis for adequate diagnosis.
we review imaging cases of our teaching file of patients with orbital and lacrimal gland lesions. Two–phase,
dynamic enhanced CT technique to help differentiate...
Tear gland lesions are a rare finding in routine radiological studies,
so the radiologist must know the radiological anatomy and the main signs and symptoms of lacrimal pathology to guide the diagnosis as well as to select the most imaging technique appropriate.
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