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Orbital metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16139041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of orbital metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma and review the literature. A 45-year-old healthy male patient presented with proptosis due to an orbital mass. Histopathologic examination indicated that the tumor was a secondary from a hepatocellular carcinoma, and further investigations revealed the primary tumor in the liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare source of metastasis to the orbit, and to our knowledge, only 14 histopathologically proven cases have been reported previously. Proptosis was the most common presenting feature in the reviewed reports. A majority of patients had occult primary tumors at presentation and the diagnosis of the orbital mass was based on histopathologic features.
Roshmi Gupta; Santosh G Honavar; Geeta K Vemuganti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0039-6257     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-05     Completed Date:  2005-10-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ocular Oncology Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / radiography,  secondary*
Exophthalmos / diagnosis
Liver Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Orbital Neoplasms / radiography,  secondary*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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