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Article
February 1937

NEUROFIBROMA OF THE ORBITREPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(2):340-345. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850020146010
Abstract

Neurofibroma of the orbit is so rare that each instance of this tumor deserves to be recorded.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—A man aged 37 years came to the outpatient department of the University Hospitals on March 5, 1934, because of bulging of the left eye and failing vision in the same eye, which had been progressing gradually for two years. He related a vague history of having been struck in the left eye about eight years previously. He had worn glasses for the last four years.

Examination.—When the patient was examined, the left eye was bulging considerably and was displaced upward. Movement of the left upper lid was limited, and the lower lid was puffy. The exophthalmometer readings were 26 mm. for the left eye and 16 mm. for the right. There was very little movement of the eye inward, and no convergence was present. Motion

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