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Article
May 1935

MIXED TUMOR OF THE ORBIT OF THE SALIVARY GLAND TYPE: SUCCESSFUL REMOVAL, WITH PRESERVATION OF EYEBALL

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(5):812-818. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840050090007
Abstract

A case of mixed tumor of the orbit is reported because of the unusual character of the growth and also because of its occurrence with ocular signs due to pressure on the globe.

REPORT OF A CASE

P. K., a man, aged 32, was first seen on July 5, 1932. Eight months previously he became cognizant of the presence of ptosis of the upper lid of the right eye, which probably increased in the interim. His only other complaints were occasional blurring of vision, tearing and twitching of the lower lid of the right eye. There had never been diplopia, metamorphopsia or pain. Glasses were first prescribed in 1924 and were not worn until they were changed in 1930. There was no history of trauma.

The positive findings were: The upper lid of the right eye was 3 mm. lower than that of the left eye, and there

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