Haemangiopericytoma of the eyelid and orbit: report of 2 cases

  • MB Alhassan Department of Clinical Ophthalmology, National Eye Centre, Kaduna
  • F Kyari Department of Clinical Ophthalmology, National Eye Centre, Kaduna
  • A Mohammed Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Keywords: Haemangiopericytoma, eyelid, orbit, tumour

Abstract

Haemangiopericytoma is a rare tumour of the pericytes. This is a report of two adult Nigerians presenting with large orbital masses confirmed at histology to be haemangiopericytoma of the eyelid and orbit respectively. Massive proptosis in both patients produced a clinical diagnostic dilemma, which was only resolved by histopathological studies.

Key Words: Haemangiopericytoma, eyelid, orbit, tumour

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research Vol.5(1&2) 2003: 166-170

Author Biography

F Kyari, Department of Clinical Ophthalmology, National Eye Centre, Kaduna
Reprint requests to: Dr. Fatima Kyari, Department of Clinical Ophthalmology, National Eye Centre, P. M. B. 2267, Kaduna, Nigeria
Published
2004-06-04
Section
Articles

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