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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1991  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129-131

Clinical, ultrasonographic and CT evaluation of orbital rhabdomyosarcomas with management


Dept of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
M S Boparai
Director Medical Research. Ministry of Defence, 'M' Block, New Delhi - 110001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 1841888

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Fourteen cases of orbital rhabdomyosarcoma have been studied. Clinical presentation was by way of short history, fast growing proptosis, inflammatory signs and epistaxis. Computerised tomography showed only a mass lesion without bony involvement and was very useful in follow up. Ultrasonography revealed pseudo-encapsulation of the tumour which is postulated as possibly specific of Rhabdomyosarcoma due to its fast growth, cellular content and oedema fluid. A survival rate of 21% over a 3 year period has been achieved by combined mode therapy consisting of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.


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