Enchondromatosis and hemangioma (Maffucci's syndrome) with orbital involvement

T. E. Johnson, A. M. Nasr, R. M. Nalbandian, J. Cappelen-Smith

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Maffucci's syndrome is a rare, congenital disease of unknown cause characterized by the development of multiple enchondromas and soft-tissue hemangiomas. We treated a 34-year-old man with Maffucci's syndrome, bilateral proptosis secondary to multiple intraorbital hemangiomas, corneal exposure secondary to a left facial nerve palsy, and multiple intra-abdominal tumors. The skeletal manifestations were not clinically apparent and were only discovered after a careful radiologic survey. Simultaneous bilateral orbital cavernous hemangiomas should alert the physician to the possibility of Maffucci's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology


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