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October 1979

Orbital Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma and Intracranial Schwannoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Trese and Hepler) and Pathology (Dr Foos), Jules Stein Eye Institute, and the Departments of Pathology and Neurology, Neuropsychiatric Institute (Dr Brown), UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(10):1929-1930. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020377021

• A 39-year-old woman had a large benign intracranial schwannoma of the Gasserian ganglion. Thirty-two years previously, she had an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the orbit. She had been treated by enucleation, local excision, and low-dose supplemental irradiation (1,400 rads). This is the longest survival of which we are aware following any treatment modality in such tumors. No correlation between the two tumors has been established.

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