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Vol. 92. Issue 2.
Pages 86-92 (February 2017)
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Vol. 92. Issue 2.
Pages 86-92 (February 2017)
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Orbital liposarcoma
Liposarcoma de la órbita
A.M. Borbolla-Pertierraa,
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, D.R. Morales-Bañosa, L.R. Martínez-Navab, G.A. Garrido-Sánchezc, C.M. López-Hernándezd, P. Velasco-Ramosa
a Servicio de Órbita, Párpados y Vía Lagrimal, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico City, Mexico
b Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico City, Mexico
c Servicio de Patología, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico City, Mexico
d Servicio de Radiología e Imagen, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico City, Mexico
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Table 1. Primary orbital liposarcoma reports, 2010–2015.
Case report

The case is presented of a 46-year-old male with right eye proptosis and conjunctival hyperaemia, of 18 months onset. A well-defined intraconal mass was found in the computed tomography. In magnetic resonance this was hypo-intense on T1, enhanced with gadolinium and hyperintense on T2. Excisional biopsy was performed, which was reported as a well-differentiated liposarcoma in the histopathology study.


Liposarcoma is a malignant adipose tissue tumor. It is very rare in the orbit, with 5 histological types, the most common being myxoid. The treatment of choice is wide surgical excision and may be accompanied with radiotherapy. As it is an infiltrative tumor, It has a high rate of recurrence.

Orbital neoplasma
Adipose tissue
Orbit evisceration
Caso clínico

Varón de 46 años de edad que se presenta con proptosis derecha de 18 meses de evolución e hiperemia conjuntival. Se muestra en tomografía una masa intraconal bien delimitada, y en resonancia magnética la masa es hipointensa en T1 que refuerza con gadolinio e hiperintensa en T2. Se realiza biopsia escisional y el resultado de la histopatología fue de liposarcoma bien diferenciado.


El liposarcoma es un tumor maligno del tejido adiposo, muy raro en órbita, con 5 variantes histológicas, más común la mixoide. El tratamiento de elección es escisión quirúrgica amplia y se puede acompañar con radioterapia. Presenta una tasa de recurrencia elevada por tratarse de un tumor infiltrativo.

Palabras clave:
Neoplasia orbitaria
Tejido adiposo
Exenteración orbitaria


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