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J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2014 Jul;42(5):508-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2013.07.017. Epub 2013 Aug 27.

Orbital lymphomas: clinical and radiological features.

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  • 1Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Department, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, 10126 Torino, Italy.
  • 2Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Department, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, 10126 Torino, Italy. Electronic address: paolo.boffano@gmail.com.
  • 3Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera Maggiore della Carità, Piemonte Orientale University, Novara, Italy.

Abstract

The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological features of a consecutive series of orbital lymphomas in two Institutions in the North West of Italy. A prospective study was performed of all cases of diagnosed orbital lymphomas. Data on patient demographics, symptoms and clinical findings, histological type of lymphoma, site of lesion, imaging, and systemic involvement were recorded in each case. The mean age of the enrolled 20 patients was 63.65 years. Most orbital lymphomas were located in the superior-lateral quadrant. Superior rectus muscle was the most frequently involved orbital structure. Most patients were affected by extranodal marginal-zone lymphomas. The diagnosis of orbital lymphomas may be challenging, because these neoplasms present few specific features. Although not typically performed by the maxillofacial surgeon, an understanding of the staging process is crucial for multidisciplinary management of orbital lymphomas.

Copyright © 2013 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

Imaging; Management; Orbital lymphoma; Surgery

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