A SOLITARY FIBROUS ORBITAL TUMOR IN A PATIENT WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AND AN UTERINE CARCINOMA

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We present a rare combination of a solitary fibrous orbital tumor and uterine cancer in a  female patient with type I  neurofibromatosis. This 77-year old patient developed a  left painless exophthalmos within 2 years and decreased visual acuity of the left eye. At the age of 20  she was diagnosed with type I neurofibromatosis. Half a year ago she underwent hysteron-oophorectomy due to uterine adenocarcinoma. The visual acuity of her left eye was decreased to 0.3, with an increase of intraocular pressure to 30 mm Hg. She had a 13-mm left-sided exophthalmos with misplacement of the eye downwards and laterally at 40°. Reposition of the left eye was severely impaired, with limitation of the eye movements to all directions. Ophthalmoscopy showed optic disc discoloration and blunting of its inner border. The patient underwent trans-conjunctival orbitotomy, with removal of three encapsulated tumor nodules. Histological and immunochemical studies of the removed tissue identified solitary fibrous tumor of the left orbit with an undetermined malignant potential. In the post-operative period, visual acuity of the left eye was 0.2, with no exophthalmos and right position of the eye. There was a non-significant limitation of the left eye movement to the left and to the right. X-ray computed tomography confirmed radical tumor excision. Conclusion: Solitary fibrous tumor is a  rare orbital neoplasm. Nevertheless, it should be included into the differential diagnosis list of spin-cell orbital tumors. It is necessary to aim at tumor removal through the least traumatic orbital access. Relapsing course of the tumor is the rationale for a  long-term follow-up of patients after removal of solitary fibrous orbital tumor.

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E. E. Grishina

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110,
Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: eyelena@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Professor, Leading Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology Russian Federation

I. A. Kazantseva

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110,
Russian Federation

Email: eyelena@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Head of Department of Pathological Anatomy Russian Federation

A. A. Ryabtseva

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110,
Russian Federation

Email: eyelena@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Professor, Head of Department of Ophthalmology Russian Federation

E. A. Stepanova

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute
(MONIKI); 61/2 Shchepkina ul., Moscow, 129110,
Russian Federation

Email: eyelena@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Roentgenologist, Department of X-ray Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Russian Federation

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