Synchronous radiation-induced orbital meningioma and multiple cavernomas
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 414–417, May/June 2010
How to Cite
Paramanathan, N., Ooi, K. G.-J., Reeves, D. and Wilcsek, G. A. (2010), Synchronous radiation-induced orbital meningioma and multiple cavernomas. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 38: 414–417. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2010.02302.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2010
- Received 13 March 2009; accepted 18 January 2010.
- orbital meningioma;
- radiation-induced tumour;
- synchronous tumour
Synchronous radiation-induced tumours are extremely rare. We present the first reported case of synchronous radiation-induced orbital meningioma and cavernomas of the cerebellum and bilateral basal ganglia, presenting 16 years after ionizing radiation therapy for parietal anaplastic ependymoma, at the age of five. This case again underscores the risks of radiotherapy to children.