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Br J Ophthalmol. Jan 1981; 65(1): 18–22.
PMCID: PMC1039406

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the orbit.


Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia is a rare vascular benign tumour bearing some similarities to malignant angiosarcoma. The case reported here in a 20-year-old girl is of particular interest because the orbital tumour, despite its entirely benign nature, invaded the temporal fossa through the lateral bone of the orbit.

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