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Orbital and periorbital vascular anomalies--an approach to diagnosis and therapeutic concepts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20105108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSION: A correct and universally accepted terminology based on the biologic behavior of orbital vascular anomalies is essential to avoid misleading diagnoses, to choose an adequate therapy regimen, and to compare different therapeutic approaches. The management of these diseases is multi-modal and an interdisciplinary challenge. BACKGROUND: There is persisting terminological and clinical confusion about vascular anomalies involving the orbit. Review of the literature reveals a diverse or misleading terminology and a lack of consensus for the treatment of vascular malformations or vascular tumors of the orbit. METHODS: This study comprised a detailed analysis of cases presenting with orbital vascular anomalies followed by an extensive review of the literature. RESULTS: Thirty-six patients were analyzed, among them 19 patients with peri- and/or intraorbital hemangiomas, 3 with intraorbital and 2 with periorbital venous malformations, 2 with orbital involvement of complex vascular malformations, and 10 with lymphatic malformations involving the orbit.
Behfar Eivazi; Susanne Wiegand; Hesham Negm; Afshin Teymoortash; Stephan Schulze; Siegfried Bien; Jochen A Werner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-15     Completed Date:  2010-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  942-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Marburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hemangioma / diagnosis*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Lymphatic Abnormalities / diagnosis*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Orbit / blood supply
Orbital Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  therapy
Retrospective Studies
Vascular Malformations / diagnosis*,  therapy
Young Adult

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