PURPOSE: To describe a rare clinical case of biopsy-proven metastatic mesothelioma of the lacrimal gland which responded well to chemo and radiation therapy.
METHODS: Interventional case report.
RESULTS: A 55-year-old woman with an untreated malignant biopsy-proven pleural mesothelioma presented with right proptosis, diplopia and hypoglobus. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an aggressive lacrimal gland tumour with bony erosion. A biopsy concluded a diagnosis of metastatic mesothelioma of the lacrimal gland. Her lacrimal and lung tumours showed a marked regression following palliative chemo (carboplatin) and radiation therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Malignant pleural mesothelioma may metastasize to the orbit, including the lacrimal gland. A combined chemo and radiation therapy may reduce the size of the metastatic and primary tumour.
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|Publication status||Published - Dec 2016|
- Carboplatin/therapeutic use
- Eye Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
- Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases/diagnostic imaging
- Lung Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Mesothelioma/diagnostic imaging
- Middle Aged
- Pleural Neoplasms/pathology