Case Report

Intraorbital Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Olgu Sunumu


  • Müge Çoban Karataş
  • Rana Altan Yaycıoğlu
  • Yonca Aydın Akova

Received Date: 14.08.2010 Accepted Date: 23.12.2010 Turk J Ophthalmol 2011;41(2):118-120

A seventy-eight-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with ptosis of the left upper eyelid. At ophthalmologic examination, intraorbital soft tissue mass was found. On orbital MRI, soft-tissue mass with indistinguishable borders from the upper rectus muscle and lacrimal gland in the upper temporal region of the orbit was confirmed; surgical exploration and biopsy were done. Biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the patient was referred for radiotherapy. Age-dependent (involutional) ptosis is seen quite often in old patients, however, the other reasons also should be kept in mind. A full and careful ophthalmologic examination may change the suspeacted etiology and a different treatment modality may be indicated. (Turk J Ophthalmol 2011; 41: 118-20)

Keywords: Lymphoma, ptosis, orbita, differential diagnosis

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