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August 1962

Congenital Teratoid Cyst of the Orbit: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
Special Fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology, NIH Grant No. BT-679 (Dr. Joe).; From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco 22.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(2):196-201. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030200011

Introduction  Congenital teratoma of the orbit is a rare condition which manifests itself dramatically by marked unilateral proptosis in a newborn infant. This case report and the discussion which follows concern such an infant, examined and operated upon at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Report of Case 

History.  —On March 10, 1961, a 3-day-old female infant was admitted to the University of California Hospital. This baby, the fourth sibling of an otherwise normal family, had at birth a large rubbery mass protruding from the left orbit (Fig. 1). This mass measured 8X6X4 cm. and had displaced the left eye upward. The distended palpebral fissure measured 4 cm. from the inner to the outer canthus. The cornea was well protected beneath the left upper lid. The margins of the left orbit were markedly distended by the mass. The right eye and orbit were normal. The left cornea, iris,

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