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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 551-554

Orbital Chondroma: A rare mesenchymal tumor of orbit


Assistant Professor, Oculoplasty Unit, M and J West Zone Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, B. J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Ruchi S Kabra
Madhuram Tower, Circuit House Road, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad - 380 004, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.162638

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While relatively common in the skeletal system, cartilaginous tumors are rarely seen originating from the orbit. Here, we report a rare case of an orbital chondroma. A 27-year-old male patient presented with a painless hard mass in the superonasal quadrant (SNQ) of left orbit since 3 months. On examination, best-corrected visual acuity of both eyes was 20/20, with normal anterior and posterior segment with full movements of eyeballs and normal intraocular pressure. Computerized tomography scan revealed well defined soft tissue density lesion in SNQ of left orbit. Patient was operated for anteromedial orbitotomy under general anesthesia. Mass was excised intact and sent for histopathological examination (HPE). HPE report showed lobular aggregates of benign cartilaginous cells with mild atypia suggesting of benign cartilaginous tumor - chondroma. Very few cases of orbital chondroma have been reported in literature so far.


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