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16 June 2014 : Original article  

Primary orbital tumors: A review of 122 cases during a 23-year period: A histo-clinical study in material from the ENT Department of the Medical University of Silesia

Jarosław MarkowskiABCD, Estera Jagosz-KandzioraBCE, Wirginia LikusCEF, Jacek PająkC, Ewa Mrukwa-KominekF, Jarosław PaluchB, Włodzimierz DziubdzielaF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.890433

Med Sci Monit 2014; 20:988-994


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of different types of primary orbital tumors, histopathological diagnosis, and postoperative complications.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed 122 patients (68 women and 54 men) with orbital tumors, hospitalized in the ENT Department of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice during 1990–2013. The patients were characterized in terms of anatomic, topographical, histopathological, and clinical parameters. The role of diagnostic imagining such as CT, NMR, and fine-needle aspiration (FNB) in preoperative diagnostics is discussed. Results of FNB, cytological, and histopathological examination of the postoperative specimens were compared.

RESULTS: There were 56 (46%) patients with malignant tumors, 42 (34%) with benign tumors, 19 (16%) with inflammatory tumors, and 5 patients (4%) had other tumors. In cases of malignant tumors, local recurrence up to 5 years was found in 36 (64.3%) cases. In the other 20 (35.7%) cases of malignant tumors, the patients remained under close follow-up in the outpatient clinic, without signs of local recurrence (follow-up 1–17 years). According to histopathological examination, malignant tumors were detected in 45.9% of patients and non-malignant tumor in 34.4% of patients. In 19.7% of patients, inflammatory and other types of tumors were diagnosed.

CONCLUSIONS: We characterized the occurrence and pathological profiles of orbital tumors. The tumor location, histopathological diagnosis, and postoperative complications give us important information for the diagnosis of tumor prior to biopsy or tumor resection and for the determination of the treatment strategy and possible complications after surgery.

Keywords: Academic Medical Centers, Hospital Departments, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures - adverse effects, Orbit - radiography, Orbital Neoplasms - surgery, Poland, Postoperative Complications - etiology, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, young adult

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DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942960

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e942960


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