Solitary ectopic lacrimal gland tissue of the orbit presenting with unilateral proptosis in a 5-year-old child

Yüceer N., ÖZER E.

Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, vol.3, no.2, pp.157-159, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1817-1745.43648
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-159
  • Keywords: Chilhood, Magnetic resonance imaging, Neoplasm, Orbit, Proptosis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Ectopic lacrimal gland tissue (ELGT) of the orbit is seen rarely. A 5-year-old child with an ELGT of the right orbit causing to unilateral proptosis is presented. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies showed an irregular, soft-tissue in the right orbit, without bony erosion. The lesion was excised subtotally by right frontal transcranial approach.