Orbital lymphangioma with intracranial extension.

Title

Orbital lymphangioma with intracranial extension.

Creator

Zucker J L; Assaad M; Levine M R

Publisher

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery

Date

1995
1995-03

Description

We report a case of biopsy-proven orbital lymphangioma with contiguous spread intracranially in a 14-year-old boy. The patient had a history of congenital orbital lymphangioma and hydrocephalus. Multiple functional and cosmetic periorbital surgeries were done over the years. Severe unresponsive amblyopia developed along with disfiguring anterior orbital and brow invasion of tumor. Since the age of 4 years, the patient had had 12 episodes of periorbital and orbital cellulitis, often after upper respiratory infections. CT and MRI scans have shown progression of the tumor posteriorly beyond the orbital confines. The tumor, now present in the superior and inferior orbital fissure and the paranasal sinuses, extends extradurally into the middle cranial fossa. This case is unique, with documentation of the benign tumor's progressive posterior extension intracranially, along with repeated episodes of severe periorbital cellulitis.

Subject

Adolescent; Brain Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging/*secondary; Humans; Lymphangioma/congenital/*pathology; Male; Orbital Neoplasms/congenital/*pathology; Radiography

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

22–26

Issue

1

Volume

11

Citation

Zucker J L; Assaad M; Levine M R, “Orbital lymphangioma with intracranial extension.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4242.

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