Lacrimal gland

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The lacrimal gland is a thingy that sits beside the eye. It is essentially a salivary gland and develops the same tumours.[1]

Sjögren's syndrome

  • Autoimmune disease.

Serology:[2]

  • SS-A/Ro.
  • SS-B/La.

See also

References

  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. 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.