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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 192-194

Giant orbital oncocytoma

1 Department of Neurosurgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2 Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
3 Department of Anatomical Pathology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Rebecca J Limb
Department of Neurosurgery, Level 1 Old Baker Building, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran VIC 3004
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.125668

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Background and Importance: Oncocytomas are rare benign tumours often arising from the lacrimal or salivary glands, usually small in size. Clinical Presentation: We report a giant unilateral orbital oncocytoma in a 19-year-old male from Papua New Guinea, presenting with progressive proptosis-threatening vision. Due to retro-ocular extension of the lesion, surgical excision was performed via a fronto-orbitozygomatic craniotomy and orbitotomy. A sub-total excision of the lesion was achieved, with overall improvement in proptosis and cosmesis. Conclusion: This appears to be the first documented case of a giant intra-orbital oncocytoma being resected neurosurgically via craniotomy.

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