Oncocytoma of the Lacrimal Duct: A Rare Tumor of the Eyelid

Havva Serap Toru, Ebru Erol Uzunoglu, Cigdem Dicle Arican, Beyhan Demirhan


This report demonstrates a rare case of lacrimal duct obstruction from a rare tumor.  A 69 year-old otherwise healthy woman presented with a small nodular lesion in the plica semilunaris of left upper eyelid.  Microscopic evaluation of the excised tumor revealed a oncocytoma.


oncocytoma, adenomatous, occult, lacrimal duct, lacrimal sac, eyelid


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16964/er.v4i1.62


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