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What may be the cause and solution of an inflamed/swollen lacrimal gland (per an MRI)?
The cause of an inflamed swollen lacrimal gland found on a magnetic resonance imaging may be an infection, a malignancy such as lymphoma, or a metastasis from a malignant tumor elsewhere in the body. It is very important to follow up with your primary physician to determine the cause of the swelling and inflammation.
Answered by: Lee Duffner, MD
Categories: General Eye Health
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