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April 1992

Management of Orbital Adnexal Tumors and Inflammations

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(4):460. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080160038020

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Directed at the practicing ophthalmologist, this book achieves its stated goal of serving as a practical clinical guide. Nicely illustrated with black-and-white clinical photographs, computed tomograms, ultrasound studies, histopathologic photographs, and line drawings, the reader is able to develop a sense for the clinical presentation and appropriate diagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with orbital and adnexal disease. Specific recommendations for treatment that in many instances include drug and radiation doses, are provided.

The text begins with the "General Approach to the Patient," which emphasizes the necessity for distinguishing inflammatory from neoplastic processes. The next three chapters, "Orbital Inflammatory Diseases," "Orbital Tumors," and "Pediatric Orbital Tumors" provide a closer look at specific diseases. "Surgical Approaches to the Orbit" is a particularly useful chapter dealing with operative techniques and strategy. The final three chapters, "Lacrimal Gland Tumors and Inflammations," "Lacrimal Sac Tumors and Inflammations," and "Tumors and Inflammations of

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