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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Clinical and histological profile of orbito-ocular masses in Ekiti

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Author Details: Omotoye Olusola J, Ajayi Iyiade A, Ajite Kayode O, Omotayo Adetunji J, Ajogbaasile Oluwole O

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 19

Article End Page : 22


Purpose: To review the clinical and histological profile of patients with orbito-ocular masses in order to plan preventive strategies for ocular deformity and loss of life from these lesions.
Methods: The clinic and theatre records of all patients managed for orbito-ocular masses from January 2010- December 2015(a 6year period) were retrieved to obtain the following information: demographic characteristics, duration of symptoms before presentation, laterality, presenting visual acuity, clinical and histological diagnosis, management and postoperative outcome.
Results: A total of eighty nine patients with orbito-ocular masses were seen over the 6years period of study this constituted 0.57%. There were 43 males (48.3%) and 46 females (51.7%) with M:F ratio of 1:1.1. Majority 77(86.5%) of the patients were younger than 50years of age. Fifty eight patients had histologically proven diagnoses. Forty two (47.2%), 35(39.3%) and 7(7.9%) were benign, pre-malignant and malignant respectively. Majority 70(78.7%) presented after 4weeks of onset of symptoms. There was no significant difference in the delayed presentation among malignant and benign cases.
Conclusion: The general incidence of orbito-ocular masses was low. Most patients presented late irrespective of whether lesions were benign or malignant. We advocate early presentation to eye care facility for prompt and appropriate intervention to prevent both potential visual loss and ocular morbidity and consequent loss of life.

Benign, Histology, Malignant, Orbito-ocular masses, Profile

Doi No:-10.18231