Pediatric orbital tumors in Saudi arabia

Thomas E. Johnson, Susan H. Senft, Amin M. Nasr, Gudmund Bergqvist, John C. Cavender

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Most pediatric orbital tumor series report a low percentage of malignant lesions. A retrospective review of children aged 18 years or less admitted with the diagnosis of orbital tumor included 148 patients over a six-year period. Orbital retinoblastoma accounted for 48 cases (32% followed by vasculogenic lesions (33 cases, 22% Benign cystic lesions were the third most common (27 cases, 18% Malignant neoplasms were identified in 48% of the cases studied. Retinoblastoma may be more common in Saudi Arabia than in Western countries, and delay in presentation appears to be the major cause of secondary orbital invasion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-215
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Childhood
  • Dermoid
  • Granulocytic sarcoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Orbit
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Tuberculoma
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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