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May 1979

Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of InfancyAn Ophthalmic Appearance

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Hall and O'Day) and Pathology (Dr Glick), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(5):922-925. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010480020

• Fullness developed in the left side of a 5-month-old male infant's face in the region of the zygoma. An incisional biopsy specimen showed the mass to be a melanotic neuroectodermal tumor, and radical excision was performed. There has been no recurrence of the tumor one year later. Tumors of this type occur in the face, particularly in the maxilla. and have only rarely been reported around the orbit.