Cancer metastatic to the orbit: The 2000 Robert M. Curts lecture

  • Shields J
  • Shields C
  • Brotman H
 et al. 
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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of myoepithelioma metastatic to the orbit in an 11-year-old boy. METHODS: Interventional case report. An 11-year-old white male with a history of resection of a left thigh mass 10 months previously presented with a painless, rapid swelling of the left upper eyelid. Computed tomography scan and incisional biopsy of the orbital mass were performed.RESULTS: Immunohistochemical stains of the tumor in the left orbit and the previously resected mass were consistent with myoepithelioma. As a result of widespread metastases, the patient died 4 months after initial presentation to the eye clinic. CONCLUSION: Myoepithelioma should be included in the differential diagnosis of neoplasms that can metastasize to the orbit in the pediatric age group. Copyright ?? 2001 Elsevier Science Inc.

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