Lacrimal gland

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The lacrimal gland is a gland that sits beside the eye. It is similar to minor salivary glands and develops the same tumours.[1]


  • Not commonly biopsied - Sjögren's syndrome is typically assessed with a labial salivary gland biopsy.[2]

Sjögren's syndrome

  • Autoimmune disease.


  • SS-A/Ro.
  • SS-B/La.



  • Tubuloacinar gland.

See also


  1. Bernardini, FP.; Devoto, MH.; Croxatto, JO. (Sep 2008). "Epithelial tumors of the lacrimal gland: an update.". Curr Opin Ophthalmol 19 (5): 409-13. doi:10.1097/ICU.0b013e32830b13e1. PMID 18772674.
  2. Xu KP, Katagiri S, Takeuchi T, Tsubota K (January 1996). "Biopsy of labial salivary glands and lacrimal glands in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome". J Rheumatol 23 (1): 76–82. PMID 8838512.
  3. Hayashi, T. (2011). "Dysfunction of lacrimal and salivary glands in Sjögren's syndrome: nonimmunologic injury in preinflammatory phase and mouse model.". J Biomed Biotechnol 2011: 407031. doi:10.1155/2011/407031. PMID 21660135.
  4. URL: Accessed on: 13 April 2021. doi: 10.5772/intechopen.84380.