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June 1967

Congenital Teratoma of the Orbit

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(6):795-797. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020797016

THREE recent reports of congenital teratoma of the orbit have been published.1-3 The one by Hoyt and Joe3 included a careful review of the literature, and discussion of theories of the genesis of such teratomas. Ferry found only two cases on file in the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology.1 The present case is of interest because of the size of the tumor and the variety of its components.

Report of a Case 

History.  —A girl, aged 7 days, was born with an enormous globular tumor of the right orbit. The pregnancy was uneventful, and the parents were nonconsanguineous. The tumor did not enlarge during the first week after birth.

Examination.  —The tumor seemed to cover the upper half of the face, and displaced the nose to the left side (Fig 1). It protruded from the orbit through the widely separated eyelids. The surface was skin-like and contained many

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