Cytologic evaluation of tumors of the orbit and ocular adnexa

An analysis of 84 cases studied by the “squash technique”

Ramon L. Font, Rodolfo Laucirica, Ibrahim Ramzy

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Abstract

The cytologic features of 84 ophthalmic lesions were evaluated using the squash technique at the time of frozen section. Of the 84 lesions, 55 were located in the orbit, 17 in the lacrimal gland, and 12 in the ocular adnexa. Lymphoid lesions comprised most of the cases (n=47). In this group, 34 cases were malignant lymphomas and 13 were lymphoid hyperplasias. Inflammatory/granulomatous lesions and mesenchymal tumors comprised eight cases each. Epithelial neoplasms of the soft tissues of the orbit, lacrimal gland and eyelid constituted 12 cases, of which eight were malignant and four were benign. A total of nine cases were due to neurogenic tumors, neuroendocrine neoplasms, and melanocytic tumors. The squash technique provides a means to evaluate the architectural and cytologic details of ophthalmic lesions, without the intrinsic problem of frozen section artifact. We believe that the squash technique is a simple, quick, and useful method for the diagnosis of orbital/adnexal lesions. © 1994 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Cucurbita
Orbit
Lacrimal Apparatus
Frozen Sections
Neoplasms
Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Eyelids
Artifacts
Hyperplasia
Lymphoma

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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Cytologic evaluation of tumors of the orbit and ocular adnexa : An analysis of 84 cases studied by the “squash technique”. / Font, Ramon L.; Laucirica, Rodolfo; Ramzy, Ibrahim.

In: Diagnostic Cytopathology, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.01.1994, p. 135-142.

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