Atypical Rapidly Enlarging Orbital Schwannoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Orbital schwannomas are typically slow-growing benign tumors that can cause gradual loss of vision, proptosis, and limitation of ocular motility. The authors present an atypical case of a rapidly growing orbital apex schwannoma in a patient with preexisting vision loss secondary to presumed sarcoidal optic neuritis. Contrary to the slowly progressive nature of a typical orbital schwannoma, the lesion was observed to enlarge from radiologically undiscernible to 3.5 cm over 4 years.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ma, KK; Callahan, AB; Wang, S-HJ; Goldman, JE; Kazim, M

Published Date

  • 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3S Suppl 1

Start / End Page

  • S111 - S114

PubMed ID

  • 27429231

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000740


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States