A Rapidly Progressive Proptosis, a Case Report

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Abstract

In contrast to intraocular metastases, orbital metastases are a rare manifestation of systemic malignancies; such orbital metastases account for only 1% - 13% of all orbital tumors. Such tumors grow rapidly; they may undergo necrosis, as the rate of tumor angiogenesis cannot keep pace with the rapidly expanding mass. Here, we report a rare case of an orbital metastasis from a nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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A. Tajdini, M. Sinjab and S. Hassan, "A Rapidly Progressive Proptosis, a Case Report," Open Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 37-39. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2012.22009.

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