Congential orbital vascular malformation complicated by massive retrobulbar hemorrhage

I. Kremer, I. Nissenkorn, P. Feuerman, I. Ben-Sira

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A 2-year-old female infant with a presumed diagnosis of infantile hemangioma of the left eyebrow developed acute proptosis of the left eye several days after a mild orbital trauma. Computerized axial tomography (CAT) and carotid angiography confirmed the presence of a vascularized mass in the retrobulbar space, spreading anteriorly to the orbital rim and the frontal area. Due to progression of the proptosis and the development of exposure keratitis, surgical intervention was necessary. A large vascular tumor and a massive hemorrhage occupying the orbit were removed. The pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a vascular malformation of the orbit, most probably orbital varices. A relatively good visual acuity was achieved after surgery by occlusion therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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