+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Chronic, traumatic intraconal hematic cyst of the orbit removed through the fronto-orbital approach--case report

Chronic, traumatic intraconal hematic cyst of the orbit removed through the fronto-orbital approach--case report

Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica 40(2): 106-109

A 22-year-old male presented with a chronic encapsulated intraorbital hematoma 3 months after blunt trauma to his left eyeball. Ophthalmological examination found the best corrected visual acuity was 4/20 in the left eye, and 20/20 in the right eye. The orbit exhibited exophthalmus and inability of the eye to move above the horizontal level. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging showed a fairly well-demarcated area in the medial aspect of the orbit appearing as hyperintense on T1-weighted images and isoto hyperintense on T2-weighted images. This area was believed to be hemorrhage. No other abnormalities were found. The diagnosis was hematic cyst. The cyst was approached through a left fronto-orbital route and its location identified within the periorbita and orbital fat. The cyst was removed partially. Histological examination demonstrated cystic accumulation of blood and breakdown products in a non-epithelium-lined fibrous capsule, compatible with hematic cyst. The presence of hemosiderin in the cyst wall suggested that the cyst was a chronically enlarging lesion. Hematic cysts of the orbit usually present as subperiosteal mass months to years after trauma. Surgical removal of the cyst wall rather than needle aspiration is recommended to prevent recurrence.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 010322862

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 10786098

Related references

The Afferent Pathway Of The Carotid Sinus Nerve. Neurologia medico-chirurgica 4: 29-50, 1962

Traumatic intracerebral hematomas in infancy. Neurosurgical Review 12(Suppl. 1): 219-224, 1989

Chronic heat-induced skin lesions (erythema ab Igne): ultrastructural studies. Ultrastructural Pathology 25(2): 93-97, 2001

Orbital hemangiopericytoma--a case report. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences 19(1): 33-37, 2003

The frontiers of molecular virology. Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. Protein Nucleic Acid Enzyme 37(14 Suppl): 2341-2347, 1992

Chronic Epstein-Barr virus infections: overdiagnosed or underdiagnosed?. Infectious Diseases Newsletter 6(2): 11-12, 1987

Chronic hemarthrosis, a new etiology of unexplained prolonged fever. Apropos of a case. Annales de Medecine Interne 141(1): 87-89, 1990

Chronic subocclusion caused by retractile mesosigmoiditis. Segmental colectomy in 1 stage. Lille Chirurgical 16: 80-82, 1961

Chronic neuropsychological effects of long-term mercury exposure: A longitudinal study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 14(8): 659-659, 1999

Chronic Helminth Infection Perturbs the Gut-Brain Axis, Promotes Neuropathology, and Alters Behavior. Journal of Infectious Diseases 218(9): 1511-1516, 2018

Clinical, radiological, and auxological characteristics of patients with cleidocranial dysplasia followed in a pediatric referral hospital in Argentina. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria 116(4): E560-E566, 2018

A case of orbital hemangiopericytoma. Folia Ophthalmologica Japonica. 42(11): 2287, 1991

Chronic heart failure in the rabbit induced by long term administration of adriamycin. Clinical Science (London) 70(Suppl. 13): 36P, 1986

A lateral approach at the upper corner of orbit in fronto-orbital fibrous dysplasia: less invasive and more effective approach for morphologic reconstruction and optic functional restoration. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 20(Suppl. 2): 1836, 2009

A latent-variable marginal method for multi-level incomplete binary data. Statistics in Medicine 31(26): 3211-3222, 2012