The first round-table discussion (RTD) of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PSOPRS), organized by PSOPRS Vice President Dr. Felice Katrina Ranche, was one for the books. Held via Zoom on March 31, 2022, it showcased unique cases from two major institutions in the Philippines—East Avenue Medical Center and Philippine General Hospital.
The first case, entitled “A Rare Orbital Tumor in a Pediatric Patient”, was presented by Dr. James Michael D. Jacomina and advised by Dr. Fatima G. Regala and Dr. Marco A. Tumalad of East Avenue Medical Center. They discussed the case of a teenage boy, who initially presented with right lower eyelid and maxillary mass, and underwent excision biopsy via lateral orbitotomy. Histopathology revealed a rare case of solitary fibrous tumor in the teenager.
The second presentation is a series of 3 cases of lacrimal gland mass. The series, entitled “Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma of the Lacrimal Sac: A Case Series”, was presented by Dr. Kryzka M. Medina and advised by Dr. Alexander Tan of Philippine General Hospital. Three patients presented with epiphora and medial canthal mass. All patients were biopsy-proven to have Non-Hodgkin B-cell Lymphoma (NHL) of the lacrimal sac. Dr. Medina presented a comprehensive review of literature that have left little to no questions unanswered.
To match the high level of presentation that were given for the first PSOPRS RTD this year, we were honored to have Past PSOPRS President Dr. Alex S. Sua share his insights, drawing from his expertise as an orbit specialist and ocular pathologist, on these unique cases. To top it off, we were graced by the presence of current Orbit journal Assistant Editor for book reviews, Dr. Mohammad Javed Ali, to comment on the case series on the lacrimal sac NHL.
It was indeed a night of fun-filled learning for our PSOPRS colleagues and trainees alike. Cheers to a good start and hoping this continues for the subsequent PSOPRS RTDs!