Table 1

Characteristics of previously reported orbital glomus tumors
Report (year) Patient Onset Proptosis Pain Other signs Radiologic findings Management Gross findings Pathology (type) Re-growth
sex age
Neufeld et al. (1994) F 35 1yr 4mm none none 2.4x1.4x1.6 cm Solid homogenous (CT) cryoextraction Fully encapsulates with a purple-blue color Glomus cell tumor proper None
Shields et al. (2006) M 17 5yrs none none none - debulking Blue-gray subconjunctival lesion involving medial and superior rectus muscles glomangioma None
Pribila et al. (2010) F 19 - 3.5mm Painful burning sensation Limited abduction and supraduction irregular, lobulated, 2.6x3.5x3.3 cm isointense to muscle on T1 weighting imaging, which was diffusely enhanced with gadolinium (MRI) exenteration Extensive bleeding and friable Both glomus cell tumor proper and glomangioma None

Ulivieri et al.


F 29 - - Painful none A well-defined circumscribed mass,displacing the globe and lateral rectus muscle inferotemporally Excision (Kronlein approach) - glomangioma none
Our report M 50 6mon 6mm none none smooth marginated, lobulated 2.8x3.3x3.2 cm, located intraconally and extraconally, low signals on T1 weighting imaging, which were moderately enhanced with gadolinium (MRI) Partial excision Reddish and pinkish colored multilobulated mass Glomus cell tumor proper Complete

Chang et al.

Chang et al. BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:62   doi:10.1186/1471-2415-12-62

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