Primary Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Orbit Presenting with Acute Proptosis

Preeti Joseph Thyparampil, Michael T. Yen, Sadhna Dhingra, Debra J. Shetlar, Neda Zarrin-Khameh, Benjamin L. Musher*

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Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the orbit are exceedingly rare and typically present with gradual, progressive exophthalmos. In this report, an otherwise healthy 64-year-old woman undergoes resection of a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor after presenting with acute proptosis. An extensive clinical and radiographic evaluation reveals no other evidence of disease, establishing the diagnosis of a primary neuroendocrine tumor. The case presentation is followed by a brief review of the classification, presentation, and evaluation of orbital neuroendocrine tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e17-e19
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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