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October 1972

High Resolution B-Scan Ultrasonography of the Orbit: IV. Neurogenic Tumors of the Orbit

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Ultrasound Laboratory, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(4):380-384. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030382005

Neurogenic tumors are a relatively frequent cause of unilateral exophthalmos. They demonstrate certain characteristic features on B-scan ultrasonography that enable their recognition, including a regular contour, a rounded configuration, the presence of a sharply defined anterior acoustic border and definite acoustic solidity. High resolution B-scan ultrasonography is an atraumatic, easily performed procedure that can significantly aid the clinician in the diagnosis of neurogenic tumors of the orbit. The ability of Bscan ultrasound to demonstrate preoperatively the nature and position of these tumors enables proper choice of surgical approach.

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