Osteogenic sarcoma and phthisis bulbi: A case report

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  • Purpose: To describe a case of osteogenic sarcoma (osteosarcoma) that developed within a phthisical eye. Method: Case report. Results: An 86-year-old woman with a 20-year history of phthisis bulbi developed pain and proptosis. Tumor was identified by computed tomography. An exenteration was performed, and osteogenic sarcoma was identified. Conclusion: Osteogenic sarcoma is the most common primary malignant tumor of bone. In the orbit it frequently is associated with prior irradiation for retinoblastoma. We describe the first case of osteogenic sarcoma that developed de novo from bone within a phthisical eye.
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  • Long JA; Lolley VR; Kelly AG
  • Start Page

  • 75
  • End Page

  • 78
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 1