A case of squamous carcinoma of the orbit Akio Honda 1 , Gen Hanazono 1 , Mika Noda 1 , Jun-ichi Shiraishi 2 , Minoru Uematsu 3 , Kouichirou Kawana 4 1Deprt of Ophthalmol,Keio Univ Sch of Med 2Dept of Pathol Diagnosis,Keio Univ Sch of Med 3Dept of Radiol,Keio Univ Sch of Med 4Kyoujima Eye Clin pp.33-36
Published Date 2006/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410100342
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Purpose:To report a case of squamous carcinoma of the orbit originating from the bulbar conjunctiva. Case:A 79-year-old woman had lost vision in her right eye due to trauma at the age of 3 years. She had been wearing artificial eye since the age of 25 years. She visited us complaining of a tumor mass in the upper eyelid followed by difficulty in inserting the artificial eye. Biopsy led to the diagnosis of well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Diagnostic imaging showed a tumor mass in the right orbit. She was treated by surgical removal of tumor and eyeball. Remnant portion of the tumor received radiation totalling 46 Gy. Result:The patient has been doing well without recurrence during 9 months after surgery. Conclusion:Total excision is the treatment of choice for squamous carcinoma of the orbit,to be followed by radiation when indicated.

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