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From the Archives of the Archives
August 1999

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(8):1083. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.8.1083

BOCCHI removed a tumor as large as a nut, lying between the ball and the roof of the orbit, which was attached to the superior rectus, but was otherwise free and movable. Histological examination showed it to consist of fibrous tissue pervaded with many striped-muscle fibres, it being therefore one of the rarely observed fibro-myomas like those reported by Lodato (Arch di Ottalm., 1896), Zenker (Virchow's Archiv, 1889), Bayer (Nord med Archiv, xiv.) and Jennings (Amer Four Ophth, 1895). The tumor did not recur. There remained some ptosis and a downward squint, but otherwise the ocular functions were normal.

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