Congenital Cranio-Orbital Myofibroma

Yazici B., Bilge A. D., YAZICI Z., YALÇINKAYA Ü.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.27, no.4, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A 1-day-old female newborn presenting with a severe left proptosis was found, on imaging, to have a cranial mass extending in both orbits and ethmoid sinuses. Tumor debulking and biopsy were performed through a lateral orbitotomy. Based on histologic findings, a diagnosis of infantile myofibroma was made. No involvement was found in other areas of the body. The patient died because of respiratory arrest after intracranial surgery that was performed 45 days after the orbital surgery. To the authors' knowledge, only one similar case of cranio-orbital myofibroma has been reported previously. This tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of congenital proptosis and cranio-orbital tumor. In such cases, tumor debulking can be performed through orbitotomy.