Neurilemoma as a presenting feature of neurofibromatosis

Michelle E. Bickler Bluth, Philip L. Custer, Morton E. Smith

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A previously healthy 38-year-old woman presented with gradually progressive ptosis and downward deviation of her left eye and a palpable left superonasal orbital mass. The mass was excised, and histopathologic examination revealed a tumor composed of spindle cells arranged in both Antoni A and B patterns. Presence of S-100 antigen was determined by immunoperoxidase staining. The diagnosis was neurilemoma. A right apical extraparenchymal mass detected on a preoperative chest roentgenogram and computed tomography was most consistent with a benign neurogenic tumor. The presentation was that of a recently discovered neurilemoma in a patient with preexisting, but previously undiagnosed, neurofibromatosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-667
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988


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