Calcifications in lesions of the fossa of the lacrimal gland.

  title={Calcifications in lesions of the fossa of the lacrimal gland.},
  author={J M Portis and Gregory B Krohel and W. M. Stewart},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={1 2},
It is frequently reported that calcification in the fossa of the lacrimal gland is a reliable sign of malignancy. We present a small, previously unreported series of lacrimal gland fossa calcifications, in which in three out of five cases the lesion was benign. Calcification can be a misleading radiographic sign and should not, in and of itself, be considered diagnostic of malignancy. This is important because proper preoperative diagnosis of lacrimal fossa tumors is essential as management… CONTINUE READING