An: 2018, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 6
LACRIMAL GLAND FOSSA
St. Oprea, Carmen Cristescu, C.M. Pantu, R. Stanciulescu, F.M. Filipoiu - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Discipline of Anatomy
Gabriela-Diana Ivașcu (Oprea) - University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Carol Davila” Bucharest, PhD (Doctoral School)
LACRIMAL GLAND FOSSA (Abstract): The lacrimal glands are rarely surgically removed or examined during autopsy. Not even during the anatomical dissections the lacrimal gland is not frequently studied, this being the reason is why the configuration, dimensions and means of suspension of the lacrimal gland have not been updated until recently. Our paper purpose is to present the macroscopic and microscopic appearance of the lacrimal gland and the structures related to it at this level. The macroscopic study was performed by dissections on 5 formalized corpses, where the lacrimal fossa was approached up and down. In a study of 55 corpses of both sexes, Lorber M., Vidić B. demonstrated that the relation between the lacrimal gland and the lateral expansion of the levator palpebrae superior muscle aponeurosis may be variable, resulting in four divisional variants of the gland in the lobes. Inside the fossa, the gland is surrounded by an adipose tissue mass which contain fibrous condensations that fix the gland and form the Soemmering or the Schwalbe ligament, both being a way of suspending the gland.
Key words: LACRIMAL GLAND, LEVATOR PALPEBRAE SUPERIOR MUSCLE, ORBIT, SUPPORT AND SUSPENTION OF THE GLANDFull text