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December 1993

Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma That Metastasized to the Orbit

Author Affiliations

From The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute (Drs Fekrat and Miller) and the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Loury), The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(12):1662-1664. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090120084026

A 22-year-old woman with a history of hyperthyroidism and a paravaginal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma developed diplopia 3 months after successful autologous bone marrow transplantation. Results of computed tomographic scan showed apparent enlargement of the right inferior rectus muscle, and thyroid eye disease was suspected. However, results of further evaluation revealed an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma that metastasized to the orbit.

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