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Author Notes:

Address correspondence to Hans E. Grossniklaus MD, MBA, L.F. Montgomery Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, BT428, 1365 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, fax 404-778-4610; ophtheg@emory.edu


Research Funding:

National Eye Institute : NEI

Supported in part by and unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.

Myxofibrosarcoma of the Orbit


Journal Title:

Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery


Volume 26, Number 2


, Pages 129-131

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


A 27-year-old woman developed a rapidly progressive left orbital tumor which extended into the cranial fossa. MRI revealed a heterogenous enhancing lesion confined to the left frontal bone and superior orbit. An excisional biopsy was performed and examination of the specimen showed findings diagnostic of a high-grade0020myxofibrosarcoma. Myxofibrosarcoma is a fibroblast-derived soft tissue neoplasm with up to a 60% local recurrence rate and metastasis may be associated with intermediate to high grade tumors. Complete excision with postoperative adjuvant radiation therapy with chemotherapy was performed.

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©2010The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.

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