A case of orbital pseudotumor with a rare autoimmune disease that caused difficulty in diagnosis and treatment

Satoko Onishi, Yoshikazu Lnoue, Takayuki Okumoto, Yohko Yoshimura

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Abstract

A palpebral tumor or swelling is usually diagnosed as an angioma or malignant lymphoma. But we should consider a systemic disease for persistent swelling of the palpebrae. IgG4-related systemic disease has recently been characterized by elevated serum IgG4 concentrations and infiltration of many organs by plasmocytes expressing IgG4. The complications of IgG4-related systemic disease include autoimmune pancreatitis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, sclerosing cholangitis, inflammatory orbital pseudotumor, thyroiditis, and dacryoadenitis. A case of this rare condition of orbital pseudotumor is presented in which the swelling of the bilateral upper eyelids persisted in spite of repeated surgery previously performed in another hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1374
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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