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Congenital Teratoma of the Orbit

Congenital Teratoma of the Orbit Abstract The teratoma is a congenital neoplasm which contains multiple tissues representative of more than one germinal layer, and which exhibits a pattern of growth foreign to its anatomic site. The structure shows a benign, but varied, cytology, and ranges from a tumor containing tissues derived only from two germinal layers to a partially formed fetus. Such growths are apparently rare in the orbit since there are cnly about 30 case reports in the world literature. The growth of the tumor is rapid and locally aggressive, and usually necessitates exenteration of the orbit within the neonatal period. The subject of teratomata of the orbit has been recently reviewed by Hoyt and Joe,1 and has been elucidated with customary precision in the new textbook by Duke-Elder.2 Case Report A 6-week-old girl was referred by Dr. Charles Grant to Dr. Algernon B. Reese with a progressive left exophthalmos present since birth. References 1. Hoyt, W. F., and Joe, S.: Congenital Teratoid Cyst of Orbit: Case Report and Review of Literature , Arch Ophthal 68:196, 1962.Crossref 2. Duke-Elder, S.: " Normal and Abnormal Development ," vol III in System of Ophthalmology , Duke-Elder, S., ed., St. Louis: The C. V. Mosby Company, 1963. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Congenital Teratoma of the Orbit

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 73 (3) – Mar 1, 1965

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030352010
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Abstract

Abstract The teratoma is a congenital neoplasm which contains multiple tissues representative of more than one germinal layer, and which exhibits a pattern of growth foreign to its anatomic site. The structure shows a benign, but varied, cytology, and ranges from a tumor containing tissues derived only from two germinal layers to a partially formed fetus. Such growths are apparently rare in the orbit since there are cnly about 30 case reports in the world literature. The growth of the tumor is rapid and locally aggressive, and usually necessitates exenteration of the orbit within the neonatal period. The subject of teratomata of the orbit has been recently reviewed by Hoyt and Joe,1 and has been elucidated with customary precision in the new textbook by Duke-Elder.2 Case Report A 6-week-old girl was referred by Dr. Charles Grant to Dr. Algernon B. Reese with a progressive left exophthalmos present since birth. References 1. Hoyt, W. F., and Joe, S.: Congenital Teratoid Cyst of Orbit: Case Report and Review of Literature , Arch Ophthal 68:196, 1962.Crossref 2. Duke-Elder, S.: " Normal and Abnormal Development ," vol III in System of Ophthalmology , Duke-Elder, S., ed., St. Louis: The C. V. Mosby Company, 1963.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1965

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