versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.62 no.1 São Paulo fev. 1999
To analyze the causes of the exenterations performed at the Orbit Clinic of the Department of Ophthalmology of FMRP-USP.
A retrospective analysis of 23 medical records of patients who were exenterated, at the Orbit Clinic of the Department of Ophthalmology, FMRP-USP, during a sevenyear period,from May 1992 to January 1998. The parameters analyzed were: sex, age, histopathologic findings and origin of the lesions.
Ali exenterations were performed in arder to treat neoplastic disorders. ln 95. 7 % of the cases the orbit was invaded by local neoplastic lesions. Of these, 61.9% presented with lesions that could be diagnosed by inspection. Most of them had eyelid tumors that had already been operated on in other clinics.
Eyelid malignancies are extremely dangerous. They easily invade the orbits and are the main cause of orbital exenteration.
Keywords: Orbit; Eyelid; Tumor; Exenteration