Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Clinical images | Gross images | Microscopic (histologic) images | Differential diagnosis
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Orbit and optic nerve: metastases / spread to orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitmetastases.html. Accessed December 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Rarely is initial manifestation of childhood acute leukemia or adult carcinoma of breast, bronchus, kidney or prostate
- Neuroblastoma and carcinoid tumor of lung or small bowel commonly metastasize to orbit (Hum Pathol 1982;13:459)
- Primary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma or carcinoid tumor of orbit may erroneously be interpreted as metastatic tumor
Microscopic (histologic) images