Orbital glomus tumor in an Asian patient

Minwook Chang, Youngseok Lee, Se Hyun Baek, Tae Soo Lee

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Abstract

Background: This report describes a recurrent orbital glomus tumor in an Asian patient. Case presentation. A healthy 50-year-old Korean man had progressive right exophthalmos and a soft mass on his right lower lid for 6 months. We evaluated the mass using CT and MRI, and performed excisional biopsy and pathologic examination. Pathologically, the mass was a glomus tumor. Although proptosis of the right eye decreased, one month after surgery it increased to almost the same level as before surgery. Conclusions: This is the first report of an Asian patient with an orbital glomus tumor that demonstrated rapid re-growth after incision without pain or visual problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number62
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 7

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Keywords

  • Asian patients
  • Orbital glomus tumor
  • Painless
  • Rapid growth
  • Recur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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