Orbital pseudotumour

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Proptosis and painful ophthalmoplegia since one month.

Patient Data

Age: 56 years.
Gender: Female

Right proptosis due to retrobulbar intraconal soft tissue tumefactive lesion. It is displaying homogenous fair contrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

Orbital pseudotumour is an idiopathic inflammatory condition  that affects the retrobulbar structures but  can also affect the  uvea, sclera, extraocular muscles and lacrimal gland. The etiology is not known. Here it affects the retrobulbar structures causing proptosis. It resolved completely within nine days after receiving steroids.



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Case information

rID: 32496
Published: 28th Nov 2014
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Head & Neck
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