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February 1949


Author Affiliations

From the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, Army Institute of Pathology, Washington, D. C.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(2):198-232. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040203007

A CORRELATION of the clinical data with the histologic features is especially important in the case of intraorbital tumors, for, to a greater extent than in most ophthalmic diseases, the treatment and prognosis are determined by the results of microscopic examination. Accordingly, it is the purpose of this report to summarize the data relating to the pathology, semeiology and history of the disease in a series of 222 cases of tumors, selected wholly on the basis of their situation in the orbit, from the collection in the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, of the Army Institute of Pathology. Since the material was available only as gross and microscopic preparations, emphasis will necessarily be on the pathology; in this way, this study differs from those of Birch-Hirschfeld1 and Reese.1a

The structure and development of the orbital contents suggest the possibility of a wide variety of tumors. The incidence of each

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