Liposarcoma of the orbit: a management challenge

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998 Sep;14(5):370-4. doi: 10.1097/00002341-199809000-00013.


A previously healthy 35-year-old man experiencing slowly progressive, painless proptosis of the right eye. Visual function was normal, but supraduction was limited. Computed tomography revealed a superior, extraconal orbital mass. Subtotal excision was performed, and a diagnosis of liposarcoma was rendered only with expert analysis. Despite subsequent orbital exenteration and postoperative radiation, a local recurrence developed 5 years later. The clinical features that predict recurrence, and management options that may promote longevity, are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Exophthalmos / complications
  • Humans
  • Liposarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Liposarcoma / pathology
  • Liposarcoma / therapy*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / pathology
  • Orbital Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed