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Pterygomaxillary extension of orbital pseudotumor. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20444333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopatic pseudotumor (IP) is a non-specific, non-neoplastic, inflammatory process without identifiable local or systemic causes. IP most commonly affects the orbit, comprising 5% to 8% of all orbital masses with occasional extension to other areas of the skull base. The ophthalmology literature has detailed reviews of IP as a space-occupying intraorbital lesion, but lesion involving only the skull base and sparing the orbit is exceptional. Understanding the presentation, work-up, and characteristics of the lesion is important for proper diagnosis and treatment. We report a rare case of orbital IP with extension into infratemporal fossa. Clinical and radiological findings and surgical approach are discussed.
S Ulivieri; G Oliveri; A Cerase; F Menicacci; P A Motolese; I Motolese; E Motolese; C Miracco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Il Giornale di chirurgia     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0391-9005     ISO Abbreviation:  G Chir     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-06     Completed Date:  2010-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011768     Medline TA:  G Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, "Santa Maria alle Scotte" Hospital, Siena.
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MeSH Terms
Maxillary Diseases / etiology*
Orbital Pseudotumor / complications*

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