[Orbital manifestation of Wegener's granulomatosis].


CASE REPORT Patient who consults for a recidivant orbital mass. Preliminary clinical and image studies suggested an initial differential diagnosis between a lachrymal gland tumor or an orbital located pseudotumor. However, the clinical evolution of the case required a re-evaluation of the preliminary diagnosis. The clinical, histologic and serologic findings were key in the final diagnosis. DISCUSSION Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing vasculitis. Classically it affects the upper airways, lungs and kidneys. Between 30% and 70% of patients present ophthalmic symptoms during the course of the illness. Ophthalmic affectation prior to systemic manifestations is less frequent and could delay final diagnosis.

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@article{Bonilla2004OrbitalMO, title={[Orbital manifestation of Wegener's granulomatosis].}, author={J C Pinto Bonilla and A Lanuza Garc{\'i}a and E Hern{\'a}ndez Galilea and G{\"{u}rb{\"{u}z G{\"{u}nes and M C Arias L{\'o}pez}, journal={Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología}, year={2004}, volume={79 5}, pages={243-6} }