Orbit and optic nerve
Neurofibroma of orbit

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Neurofibroma [title] orbit

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Orbit and optic nerve: neurofibroma of orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitneurofibroma.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually an expression of neurofibromatosis (also causes neurofibroma of eyelid and glioma of optic nerve)
  • May grossly deform orbit and eyelid
Radiology images

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MR shows large infiltrative
tumor of orbit and eyelid
in neurofibromatosis

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Neurofibroma with plexiform pattern

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Various images