Orbital glomus tumor in an Asian patient

Minwook Chang, Youngseok Lee, Sehyun 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

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ophthalmology

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