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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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GONZALEZ, F.  and  LOPEZ, C.. Orbital metastases: A report of four cases and a review of the literature. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.8, pp.451-462. ISSN 0365-6691.

Objective: To report four cases of orbital metastases and review the literature related to this condition. Methods: We reviewed the clinical records of the four patients and the appropriate world literature. Results: Two women 51 and 82 years old presented with orbital metastases from a primary breast tumour and a third woman (45 years old) had orbital metastases from a primary lung tumour. One man 60 years old presented with a metastases from a renal tumour. Two patients, one with breast metastases and the one with lung metastases, died of their disease. The remaining two patients are still alive with stable disease at the time of writing this report. Conclusion: The metastases in our series originated from tumours that frequently produce orbital metastases- the breast, lung and kidney. The clinical characteristics of the orbital syndromes they caused were similar to those reported in the literature. The clinical presentation was torpid in three cases and had a fulminating course in the case with lung metastases.

Keywords : Metastases; orbit; breast; lung; kidney.

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