CT scans for MRCOphth:
What does this CT scan show?
The scan shows a lesion in the left lacrimal fossa
with thinning of the adjacent orbital wall.
The scan suggests the lesion is long-standing (bony
Is biopsy recommended?
If pleomorphic adenoma is suspected then biopsy
is not recommended. Biopsy can cause breach of
the capsule causing incomplete excision and
recurrence. There is also a small risk of
malignant transformation with incomplete
excision. The management of choice is
en bloc excision using lateral orbitotomy.
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