Orbital (desmoid type) fibromatosis

A. Fornelli, F. Salvi, M. Mascalchi, C. Marchetti, M. P. Foschini

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A case of extra-abdominal fibromatosis (EF) of the orbit is described in a 35-year-old man presenting with progressive exophthalmos, right ptosis and diplopia. MRI showed an orbital mass of intermediate signal in T1-weighted images (WI) and low signal in T2WI, which enhanced non-homogeneously after contrast injection. The histological diagnosis of EF was made and the lesion was surgically removed. No recurrence occurred in 40 months of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-210
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Orbital fibromatosis
  • Sclerosing pseudotumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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