International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2019, Vol 29, Num 1 Page(s): 086-089
ORBITAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE SMALL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE MAXILLARY SINUS: A CASE REPORT

H. Şenol COŞKUN1, Mahmut AKBAŞ1, Mehmet ŞAHİN1, E. Güçhan ALANOĞLU1

Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Tıbbi Onkoloji Bilim Dalı ISPARTA

Keywords: Small cell carcinoma, Maxillary sinus, Orbital involvement
Small cell cancers originate from neuroectodermal cells are rarely localized extrathorasic tissue. Extrathoracic small cell cancers are frequently at midline localization. Small cell carcinoma has different clinic features such as rapidly local involvement and systemic metastasis. Orbital involvement of malignancy is rare. The most common orbital metastases from solid tumors are seen in breast cancer patients on uveal tract. We reported 63 years old male patients with orbital metastasis. A patient admitted to clinic with right palpebral swelling at four months after initial diagnosis. We detected an ocular mass with proptosis, infiltration into adjacent tissue. The patient was diagnosed as orbital metastasis from maxillary small cell carcinoma.