Hybrid neurofibroma-schwannoma of the orbit.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To report a case of an unusual orbital tumor with histologic features of both neurofibroma and schwannoma. METHODS: Clinical and pathological findings are presented in a patient with an orbital tumor. RESULTS: Orbital magnetic resonance imaging in a 51-year-old female revealed a heterogeneously enhancing right orbital mass. An anterior orbitotomy was performed, and pathological evaluation revealed a tumor with discrete areas of both neurofibroma and schwannoma. CONCLUSIONS: Hybrid neurofibroma-schwannomas may arise within the orbit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Youens, KE; Woodward, J; Wallace, D; Cummings, TJ

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 225

PubMed ID

  • 18569835

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-5108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01676830802009804


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England