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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 227-230

Sarcoidosis presenting as lacrimal gland enlargement: Eyes speak the truth

Department of Radiodiagnosis, TMMC and RC, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Arjit Agarwal
Department of Radiodiagnosis, TMMC and RC, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad - 244 001, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_125_18

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Bilateral lacrimal gland enlargement is uncommon; however, its presence induces brainstorming process and intensive discussion between a clinician and an imaging specialist, leading to exploration of multiple systemic disease patterns such as lymphoproliferative disorders, sarcoidosis, Sjögren's syndrome, and tuberculosis. Thoughtful analysis and diagnostic work-up are required to confirm the diagnosis. Sarcoidosis is a rare systemic disease, with ocular involvement being still rarer. Here, we report a case of a young male presenting with nodular swelling over lateral aspects of both the eyes. The imaging study revealed bilateral lacrimal gland enlargement. Further work-up revealed mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy with pulmonary nodules which along with biochemical tests lead to the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. The case highlights the ocular symptoms in sarcoidosis and clinicoradiological approach to bilateral lacrimal gland enlargement.

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