Title

Ectopic orbital meningioma: A case report and review

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Journal

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Volume

15

Issue

6

DOI

10.1097/00002341-199911000-00021

Abstract

Purpose: To describe a well-documented case of ectopic orbital meningioma, to review the literature on the subject, and to recommend treatment. Methods: Neuroradiologic investigations were suggestive of orbital meningioma. The patient underwent total excision of the mass, which was subsequently examined by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry. Results: The patient was diagnosed with ectopic orbital meningioma which was locally invasive. The tumor was surgically excised, and did not recur during a 42-month follow-up interval. Conclusions: Ectopic orbital meningiomas are rare tumors that develop from ectopic arachnoid tissue. Although locally invasive, the prognosis is favorable if the tumor is completely removed.

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