Polymorphous Adenocarcinoma of Lacrimal Gland: A Rare Case Report

  • Md Ali Osama Department of Histopathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Seema Rao Department of Histopathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • A K Grover Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Immunohistochemistry, Lacrimal gland, Polymorphous adenocarcinoma


Polymorphous adenocarcinoma is a slow growing malignant tumor of minor salivary glands. The most common location of these tumors is palate, buccal mucosa, upper lip, floor of mouth and retromolar region. This malignant neoplasm is characterized by cytological uniformity, architectural diversity and infiltrative growth pattern. This is a case report of polymorphous adenocarcinoma occurring in lacrimal gland. They are seldom reported in this location and propose unique diagnostic challenges.


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