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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the orbit presenting as a subconjunctival mass.
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PMID:  15942497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To present a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in the anterior orbit and to describe its clinical features, diagnosis, and management. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 10-year-old boy presented with diplopia and limited ocular motility in his right eye secondary to a subconjunctival mass in the right supranasal side. Incisional biopsy and debulking were performed. Histopathologic examination showed the proliferation of spindle-shaped myofibroblasts that were immunoreactive for smooth muscle actin and vimentin and infiltrate of inflammatory cells. CONCLUSIONS: We believe this is the first case of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor found localized in the orbit.
Ho-Seok Sa; Jun-Young Ji; Yeon-Lim Suh; Yoon-Duck Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0740-9303     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-08     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Kangnam-ku, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Actins / metabolism
Conjunctival Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  metabolism
Diagnosis, Differential
Diplopia / diagnosis
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ocular Motility Disorders / diagnosis
Orbital Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  metabolism
Orbital Pseudotumor / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  metabolism
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Vimentin / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Actins; 0/Glucocorticoids; 0/Vimentin; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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