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The differential diagnosis of orbital calcification as detected on computed tomographic scans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8474267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We reviewed 350 orbital computed tomographic scans to determine the frequency, significance, and differential diagnosis of calcified lesions. Of 171 suitable scans that fulfilled the study criteria, 37 (22%) showed calcific densities. The most common intraocular lesion that contained calcium was retinoblastoma, and the most frequently calcified extraocular masses were vascular lesions (hemangioma, lymphangioma, and varix). We describe two orbital tumors--metastatic colonic carcinoma and primary orbital malignant melanoma--that previously have not been reported as having calcification. The presence of calcification within lesions of the lacrimal gland fossa usually, but not always, portends malignant disease.
Authors:
P D Froula; G B Bartley; J A Garrity; G Forbes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-20     Completed Date:  1993-05-20     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Calcinosis / etiology,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Orbital Diseases / radiography*
Orbital Neoplasms / radiography
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
EY 08039/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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