Oxyphil cell adenoma (oncocytoma) of the lacrimal caruncle: a case report.


The onset of oncocytic neoplasms in the ocular area is exceptional. A rare case of oxyphil cell adenoma of the lacrimal caruncle in an 81-year-old woman is presented. The anatomo-clinical profile of this benign small tumor is drawn up: a slowly growing tumor, generally occurring in the caruncle of elderly women, which is characterized by a uniform population of epithelial cells with eosinophilic finely-granular cytoplasm containing large numbers of mitochondria. The histogenetic problem of this tumor is briefly discussed.

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@article{Dini1996OxyphilCA, title={Oxyphil cell adenoma (oncocytoma) of the lacrimal caruncle: a case report.}, author={Mario Dini and Pier Franco Soma and Camilla Eva Comin}, journal={Tumori}, year={1996}, volume={82 3}, pages={276-9} }