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Angiomyofibroma of the orbit: a hybrid of vascular leiomyoma and cavernous hemangioma.

Authors
  • Jakobiec, Frederick A
  • Zakka, Fouad R
  • Papakostas, Thanos D
  • Fay, Aaron
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
28
Issue
6
Pages
438–445
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318269693e
PMID: 23138203
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors have classified this hybrid tumor an angiomyofibroma with low neoplastic potential and features of a malformation. It is a composite variant of cavernous hemangioma associated with a conspicuous proliferation of anomalous disorganized smooth muscle cells (leiomyoma). Most of the lesion lacked a pseudocapsule, which impeded surgical delivery. Incomplete excision is recommended in such cases as preferable to the complications that could ensue from overly aggressive efforts at complete removal, particularly at the orbital apex. Supporting this position is the observation that incompletely excised cavernous hemangioma generally does not recur.

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