Classification and incidence of space-occupying lesions of the orbit: a survey of 645 biopsies

Published on Nov 1, 1984in Archives of Ophthalmology
· DOI :10.1001/ARCHOPHT.1984.01040031296011
Jerry A. Shields119
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Brock Bakewell2
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+ 1 AuthorsJoseph C. Flanagan21
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Abstract
• Six hundred forty-five consecutive biopsies of orbital lesions performed at a major ophthalmic hospital during a 20-year period were used to develop a comprehensive classification of orbital tumors and pseudotumors, excluding thyroid orbitopathy. Although this series has certain bias, it probably closely parallels the incidence of orbital lesions that would prompt a biopsy in an ophthalmic practice. It is hoped that this review, combined with a familiarity of the signs and symptoms of various orbital lesions, will aid the clinician in the diagnostic evaluation of the patient with an orbital mass.
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