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June 1932


Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(6):868-883. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820130052004

Tumors of the orbit are comparatively rare. At the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, quoting from the annual report for 1930, of a total of 35,869 patients treated in the eye department, only 9 are recorded as having orbital tumors. During this period, 6,535 operations were performed on the eye, but there were but 2 exenterations of the orbit. The surgical report of the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital (Moorfields) for 1930 announces 52,372 outpatients for the year, and yet but one patient was admitted into the hospital with a diagnosis of neoplasm of the orbit. Three exenterations were done during the year. The subject, however, is of prime importance owing to the gravity of orbital growths from the standpoint of pathology and surgery.

My purpose in this paper is to make a brief pathologic review of some of the tumors of the retrobulbar space, the so-called concealed tumors, including

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