Carcinosarcoma of the orbit: report of two cases and review of the literature.
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinicopathologic features of 2 patients with carcinosarcoma of the orbit. DESIGN: Case reports. PARTICIPANTS: Two patients with orbital carcinosarcoma were identified. METHODS: Retrospective chart review with clinicopathologic correlation and literature review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical examination, imaging studies, and histopathologic findings. RESULTS: Two patients, a 56-year-old woman and a 91-year-old woman, with orbital carcinosarcoma were identified. Both tumors contained sarcomatous and carcinomatous components and invaded periorbital structures. CONCLUSIONS: Carcinosarcoma may arise in the orbit or extend into the orbit from the paranasal sinuses. This malignant neoplasm should be aggressively treated with a combination of surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Prakalapakorn, SG; Bernardino, CR; Auclair, PL; Grossniklaus, HE
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