Author(s): Civit T, ColnatCoulbois S, Freppel S
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Abstract Orbital metastases are uncommon, accounting for 4\% of all adult orbital tumors. The mean age at time of presentation is 60 years. The primary tumor is most often a carcinoma involving the breast (40\%), lung (11\%), or prostate (8\%). Proptosis is the main clinical sign at diagnosis and is often associated with visual impairment, pain or ptosis. Imaging features are not specific; nevertheless, an enhanced extraconal tumor with osteolysis suggests the diagnosis. From a pathological point of view, there are no differences between the metastasis and the primary tumor. Regarding the average survival, the gold standard treatment remains radiotherapy. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Neurochirurgie
and referenced in Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics