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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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PINHO, Aline Ruilowa de; PINHO, Eliana Alcanfor de; ALESSANDRI, Euripedes Figueiredo  and  PEREIRA, Luciano Sousa. Orbital tumor as the first clinical manifestation of multiple myeloma: case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2009, vol.72, n.1, pp. 106-108. ISSN 0004-2749.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492009000100022.

Orbital involvement by multiple myeloma is rare. In this study, the authors report an unusual case of proptosis as the first clinical sign of multiple myeloma. The presence of an orbital lesion expanding and destroying the superior orbital rim, disclosed by computed tomography, lead us to consider multiple myeloma. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects are discussed.

Keywords : Multiple myeloma; Exophthalmos; Tomography, emission-computed; Case reports.

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