Orbital pseudotumor

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Recent onset pain and swelling of the right eyelid.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Preseptal edema in right orbit with loss of fat planes between superior rectus and superior oblique with mild increase in size of both muscle bellies and their tendons. Rest of the extraocular muscles, the intraocular fat, the optic nerve and globe are normal. 

Case Discussion

Non-specific inflammation confined to the superior eyelid and superior extraocular muscles consistent with orbital pseudotumor. Involvement of tendinous insertions differentiates it from thyroid ophthalmopathy. 

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Case information

rID: 55660
Published: 20th Sep 2017
Last edited: 24th Sep 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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