Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lacrimal gland.

PubMed ID: 7103323

Author(s): Wagoner MD, Chuo N, Gonder JR, Grove AS Jr, Albert DM. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. Ann Ophthalmol. 1982 Apr;14(4):383-4, 386. PMID 7103323

Journal: Annals Of Ophthalmology, Volume 14, Issue 4, Apr 1982

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a tumor arising in the ductal epithelial cells of the salivary and lacrimal glands, containing both mucin-producing cells and epidermoid cells with various degrees of squamous differentiation. While mucoepidermoid carcinoma has been reported frequently in the salivary glands, 1,2 it has been infrequently reported in the lacrimal gland, 3-5 with a total of just nine cases found, to our knowledge; we are reporting two additional cases.