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Solitary fibrous tumor in the orbit. Case report and review of the literature
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19221826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a mesenchymal neoplasm with a benign growth behavior. It was initially described in the pleura and has since been found in extrathoracic locations. In the orbital cavity, SFT is rare. CASE REPORT: We report on a 94-year-old female patient with a large intraorbital SFT on the left side. Tumor growth over 7 years led to a severe exophthalmos with loss of vision. Imaging studies revealed a clearly delineated mass measuring 3x3.3x2.2 cm. Via an anterior orbitotomy approach, we performed an in toto resection. Histological examination, including immunohistochemical detection of CD34 antigen, confirmed the presence of SFT. CONCLUSION: SFT is a rare differential diagnosis of orbital lesions and can be appropriately treated by surgical resection. When left untreated, complications such as loss of vision can occur.
E Krause; R Gürkov; V Klauss
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HNO     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1433-0458     ISO Abbreviation:  HNO     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-17     Completed Date:  2009-05-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985099R     Medline TA:  HNO     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, München.
Vernacular Title:
Solitärer fibröser Tumor in der Orbita. Fallbericht und Literaturübersicht.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blindness / etiology*,  prevention & control*
Orbital Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery*
Solitary Fibrous Tumors / complications*,  surgery*

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