Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia of the lacrimal gland in a patient with sarcoidosis

F Hafezi, I Moesen, G Carels, C Mooy, D Paridaens

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Abstract

We report a case of bilateral lacrimal gland involvement as the first sign of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia in a patient with sarcoidosis. Histological analysis of an incisional biopsy revealed a lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma consistent with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia. No noncaseating granulomas were encountered. Systemic treatment was initiated and resulted in complete resolution of the lesions. In a patient with a systemic disease, such as sarcoidosis, and lacrimal gland involvement, a biopsy of the lacrimal gland mass should be taken to make a correct diagnosis and start appropriate treatment.

Translated title of the contributionWaldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia of the lacrimal gland in a patient with sarcoidosis
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)60-3
Number of pages4
JournalDer Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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