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November 1983

Rapidly Progressive Proptosis Secondary to Burkitt's Lymphoma: Origin in the Ethmoidal Sinuses

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Laboratories (Drs Blakemore, Ehrenberg, and Fritz), and Pathology (Dr Variajokis), University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(11):1741-1744. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020743016

• A case of unilateral proptosis secondary to Burkitt's lymphoma occurred in the ethmoidal sinuses. Involvement of the skull and paranasal sinuses by Burkitt's lymphoma may masquerade initially as an infectious process delaying diagnosis and treatment. The tumor's rapid growth and dramatic response to therapy with the potential for long-term remission and cure emphasize the need for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

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