Solitary fibrous tumor of the orbit

Devron Char, Noel Weidner, James Ahn, J. William Harbour

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The differential diagnosis of discrete, intraconal orbital tumors includes a number of mesenchymal lesions, including hemangiopericytoma, fibrous histiocytoma, schwannoma, neurofibroma and some sarcomas. Solitary fibrous tumor is an uncommon neoplasm, first described in the pleura, that can be confused with these tumors. We report a case of a solitary fibrous tumor in the orbit. The histologic 'patternless' pattern and the immunochemical findings of uniform CD34 positivity should allow correct diagnosis of this lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Fibroma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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