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Adult periorbital fibromatosis.
  1. C N Smoot,
  2. G B Krohel and
  3. R S Smith
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Albany Medical College, New York 12208.


    Three patients aged 15 to 40 years with fibromatosis of the periorbital region were studied. A history of acute onset, preceding trauma, and pain associated with a palpable mass were typical features. Rapid recurrence followed surgical excision. Misdiagnosis is common in this benign disease and may lead to unnecessary examinations for malignancy. Surgical excision or debulking of these masses is indicated for diagnosis and pain relief, but long-term follow-up indicates that these lesions will often spontaneously resolve with time.

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