An Introductory Overview of Orbital Tumors

, , , And , Departments of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology, and Division of Neuropathology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

Neurosurg Focus. 2001;10(5) 

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Orbital tumors encompass a heterogeneous variety of lesions. Careful evaluation of a patient's history and examination along with modern high-resolution imaging studies provide invaluable information regarding the possible origin of an orbital lesion. For most tumors, surgery is the treatment of choice.

Abbreviations used in this paper: AVM = arteriovenous malformation; CT = computerized tomography; MR = magnetic resonance; NF = neurofibromatosis; NF1 = NF Type 1.