Ptosis Shmosis

Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar-Apr;62(2):237-240. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2016.02.004. Epub 2016 Feb 26.


A 10-year-old girl presented with painless unilateral left upper lid ptosis. A nontender hard mass was palpated in the left upper lid. Blood smear was compatible with the diagnosis of leukemia. The cause of ptosis was now thought to be a mass composed of myeloid blast cells (myeloid sarcoma).

Keywords: acute myelogenous leukemia; childhood ptosis; chloroma; granulocytic sarcoma; myeloblastoma; myeloid sarcoma; orbital mass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blepharoptosis / diagnosis
  • Blepharoptosis / etiology*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / complications*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Sarcoma, Myeloid / complications*
  • Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis