Ultrasound features of orbital granular cell tumor

Bernadete Ayres, Neil R. Miller, Charles G. Eberhart, Cathy W. DiBernardo

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The authors report the echographic characteristics of a rare orbital granular cell tumor and correlate these findings with histopathology. A 56-year-old woman presented with proptosis. Complete ophthalmic and ultrasound examinations were performed. Ultrasound revealed an oval, well-outlined orbital mass in the intraconal space with low-medium reflectivity and regular internal structure. An orbitotomy with complete excision of the tumor was performed. Histopathologic evaluation showed sheets and nests of cells with abundant eosinophilic and granular cytoplasm in a uniform distribution throughout the lesion. The echographic characteristics correlated well with the morphologic surgical findings and the histologic architecture. This is the first report describing the echographic characteristics of orbital granular cell tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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