Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland in a 14-year-old male

Michelle M. Falcone, Kimberly D. Tran, Mehdi Tavakoli, Daniel F. Ortiz, Julio Barredo, Wendy Lee

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lacrimal gland is an aggressive, malignant epithelial neoplasm. This tumor is rarely seen in adults and even less commonly seen in children and adolescents; thus, there have been no large studies to date describing the optimal treatment of this malignancy in the pediatric population. Here, we report a case of lacrimal gland ACC in a 14-year-old male treated with neoadjuvant intra-arterial chemotherapy followed by globe-sparing tumor resection and chemoradiation. At 2-year follow-up, he remains disease free without evidence of tumor recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 23 2017



  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • intra-arterial chemotherapy
  • lacrimal gland
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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