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Orbital lipoma: 2 cases and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17519657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: Lipomas are rare benign tumors of the orbit that can resemble a variety of other orbital masses. We present 2 patients with orbital lipomas and review the literature. METHOD: Retrospective review of clinical charts, imaging studies, and pathology specimens. RESULTS: We encountered 2 patients with lipomas, both presenting with orbital swelling and a mass noted on clinical examination. A well-circumscribed lesion was seen on CT, which on excision was composed of mature fat cells arranged in lobules and surrounded by a diaphanous capsule. CONCLUSIONS: Lipomas arising in the orbit may evoke a range of clinicoradiologic differential diagnoses.
Authors:
Nagendra B Shah; Wilma Y Chang; Valerie A White; Manraj K S Heran; Jack Rootman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0740-9303     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2007 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-23     Completed Date:  2007-07-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Female
Humans
Lipoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Male
Orbital Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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