Orbital pseudotumor

Case contributed by Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Proptosis and painful ophthalmoplegia for one month.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


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

Case Discussion

Orbital pseudotumor 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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