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Primary hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the orbit.

  • Author(s): Alsberge, Joseph B
  • Grumbine, F Lawson
  • Bloomer, Michele M
  • Vagefi, M Reza
  • Kersten, Robert C
  • et al.
Abstract

Purpose:To report a case of primary hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the orbit. Observations:An adult patient was referred for evaluation of an orbital mass. Histopathology of the orbital biopsy indicated a carcinoma with hepatoid features. Laboratory studies revealed normal liver function tests, elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein, and whole-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan showed no evidence of liver involvement or an alternative primary origin. Conclusions and importance:To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of primary hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the orbit.

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