Recent Advances in Orbital Tumors--A Review of Publications from 2014-2016

Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2017 Mar-Apr;6(2):153-158. doi: 10.22608/APO.201736.


The aim of this review article is to provide an update of the current literature on orbital tumors. The authors conducted a PubMed literature search of English language articles published between January 2014 and December 2016 using the following search items: orbit, tumors, lacrimal gland, lymphoma, hemangioma, lymphangioma. The authors included reviews, original articles, case series, and case reports with relevant new information. There is new information about the clinical spectrum of orbital tumors, capillary hemangioma, cavernous hemangioma, lymphangioma, orbital venous malformation, lacrimal gland tumors, and orbital lymphoma. This review highlights the current understanding, practice, and guidelines in the diagnosis and management of common tumors of the orbit.

Keywords: eye; orbit; tumors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Morbidity / trends
  • Neoplasm Staging*
  • Ophthalmology*
  • Orbital Neoplasms* / classification
  • Orbital Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Orbital Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Periodicals as Topic*