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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 120-122

Orbital solitary fibrous tumor: A report of two cases

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
2 Department of Pathology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC

Correspondence Address:
Li-Chen Wei
Department of Ophthalmology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Number 160, Section 3, Chung-Kang Road, Taichung City 40705, Taiwan
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2013.05.004

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Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare spindle-cell neoplasm that can be found in the orbit. Here, we report two cases affected by orbital SFT. Both patients were female, aged 52 years and 59 years, respectively, and had experienced a painless unilateral orbital lesion. Computed tomography (CT) imaging revealed a well- circumscribed and contrast-enhanced soft tissue mass simultaneously. The tumors were located in the laterotemporal extraconal space of the right orbit and the inferior portion of the left orbit, respectively. Both patients underwent complete resection of their tumors. The histological findings showed alternating hypercellular and hypocellular areas composed of bland spindle cells with a fibrous stroma. The strong immunoreactivity for CD34 supported the diagnosis of orbital SFT. There was no recurrence at the 2-year and 3-year follow-up visits, respectively. SFTs should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an orbital tumor. The combination of a CT scan, histologic findings, and immunohistochemical staining will provide an accurate diagnosis. En bloc excision of the tumor is the mainstay of treatment in order to avoid recurrence.

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