Localized neurofibroma of the orbit: A radiographic and histopathologic study

L. R. Lee, J. W. Gigantelli, M. C. Kincaid

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Abstract

Purpose: To demonstrate the clinical, radiographic, intraoperative and histopathologic presentation of a localized neurofibroma of the orbit. Methods: Clinicopathologic case report. Results: A 25-year-old man was examined for inferior displacement of the right globe. Physical examination and neuro-imaging identified a localized solid tissue mass of the superior orbit. Histopathologic evaluation after complete surgical resection proved the lesion to be a localized neurofibroma. Conclusions: The patient's history, clinical presentation, and imaging studies were strongly characteristic for this infrequently encountered orbital lesion. Several imaging features, including multilobulation, multiplicity, ring-configured contrast enhancement, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity heterogeneity, when present in combination, may be reasonably diagnostic of this tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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