Orbital Cavernous Hemangioma With Proptosis in a Child

Hyokrae Cho


Vascular malformations are the most common space-occupying lesions of the orbit in children. Cavernous hemangiomas are the most common benign orbital tumors of adults, while capillary hemangioma is the most common in childhood. A 15-year-old boy was presented with a mass in the right orbit, causing unilateral painless proptosis. Although preoperative computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are important to diagnose this disease entity, it is difficult to differentiate vascular malformations from other lesion. Right zygomatico-orbital craniotomy was performed to remove the orbital mass. Histological examination showed characteristics of cavernous hemangioma.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(5):211-213
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2109w


Cavernous hemangioma; Orbital tumor; Proptosis

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