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BMC Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec 5;12:62. doi: 10.1186/1471-2415-12-62.

Orbital glomus tumor in an Asian patient.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This report describes a recurrent orbital glomus tumor in an Asian patient.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A healthy 50-year-old Korean man had progressive right exophthalmos and a soft mass on his right lower lid for 6 months. We evaluated the mass using CT and MRI, and performed excisional biopsy and pathologic examination. Pathologically, the mass was a glomus tumor. Although proptosis of the right eye decreased, one month after surgery it increased to almost the same level as before surgery.

CONCLUSIONS:

This is the first report of an Asian patient with an orbital glomus tumor that demonstrated rapid re-growth after incision without pain or visual problems.

PMID:
23216695
PMCID:
PMC3536637
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2415-12-62
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