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January 1982

Acute Hypertension With Orbital Carcinoid Tumor

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Albany (NY) Medical College (Dr Krohel), and the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles (Drs Perry and Hepler).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(1):106-108. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030108010

• Bilateral orbital masses developed in a 65-year-old woman with known ileal carcinoid tumor. Biopsy of the left orbital mass revealed metastatic carcinoid tumor. Surgical manipulation of the tumor resulted in a marked, reproducible rise in systemic blood pressure (BP). A marked rise in systemic BP on palpation of an orbital tumor should lead one to suspect metastatic carcinoid tumor.