Letters Published Online: September 24, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2045. lignant epithelial tumors of the lacrimal gland. In accordance with previous studies, we found that adenoid cystic carci- Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. noma (ACC) is the predominant tumor found in the lacrimal 1. Mallen-St Clair J, Arshi A, Tajudeen B, Abemayor E, St John M. Epidemiology and treatment of lacrimal gland tumors: a population-based cohort analysis. gland. We also found a surprisingly high incidence of squa- JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(12):1110-1116. mous cell carcinoma (SCC). There were many fewer cases of 2. Hotta K, Arisawa T, Mito H, Narita M. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the melanoma and transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) in the data lacrimal gland. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2005;33(5):534-536. that we analyzed. Previously, there have only been rare case 3. Su GW, Patipa M, Font RL. Primary squamous cell carcinoma arising from an 2,3 reports of SCC within the lacrimal gland. Melanoma and TCC epithelium-lined cyst of the lacrimal gland. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005;21 4,5 had also been reported in case reports. (5):383-385. In our report, we commented that it is unlikely that the high 4. Tewari M, Choudhary S, Sherigar V, Kumar M, Shukla HS.
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