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Treatment Options for Adenoid Cystic Lacrimal Gland Carcinoma - A Case Series and Literature Review.

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Summary of "Treatment Options for Adenoid Cystic Lacrimal Gland Carcinoma - A Case Series and Literature Review."

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland (ACC) is a rare malignant orbital tumour with a poor overall prognosis. Current therapeutic approaches like radical and local surgery, adjuvant radiation and neoadjuvant intra-arterial chemotherapy are controversial. We present three cases of patients with ACC with different therapy concepts and discuss these with current recommendations from the literature.

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Name: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
ISSN: 1439-3999
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