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October 1979

Inflammatory Pseudotumor-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(10):1994. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020410032

In Reply.  —Dr Schechter is entirely correct in pointing out that our statement about pediatric orbital pseudotumor having a predilection to involve the left orbit is not statistically significant. At one time, it had been believed that the left eye is more often the site of metastatic carcinoma than the right, but a larger series disproved this contention1. We share with Dr Schechter an aversion to inoculating the ophthalmic literature with inadvertent half-truths or outright errors.We were encouraged to state that the left orbit appears to be more often involved in inflammatory pseudotumor than the right because we were aware of a similar trend that Henderson2 discovered in his analysis of pseudotumor cases. He found 23 leftside and 11 right-side cases. By pooling our data and those of Henderson with the exclusion of bilateral cases, a two-tailed z test in the test of proportion yields a statistically

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