Benign orbital fibrous histiocytoma simulating a lacrimal gland tumor

Selwa A.F. Al-Hazzaa, Charles S. Specht, Ian W. McLean, John B. Holds, Richard L. Anderson

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The case of a patient with a lacrimal fossa mass that was believed to be a primary lacrimal gland tumor is reported. However, at lateral orbitotomy, the tumor was found within the lacrimal fossa, but distinct from the lacrimal gland. Histopathology revealed a benign fibrous histiocytoma. The tumor was totally excised, and has not recurred over a 3-year follow-up period. This mesenchymal tumor should be included in the differential diagnosis of lacrimal fossa mass in adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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