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Spontaneous hematic cysts of the orbit presenting with acute proptosis. A report of three cases



Spontaneous hematic cysts of the orbit presenting with acute proptosis. A report of three cases



Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 6(4): 273-277



Three cases of spontaneous hematic cyst of the orbit are described. All cases presented with acute onset of proptosis, conjunctival chemosis, choroidal folds, restricted ocular movement, and optic nerve compression syndrome with very poor vision. A computed tomography scan demonstrated a cystic lesion situated in the upper part of the orbit. Exploration revealed a cyst containing chocolate-colored fluid. Visual recovery was complete in two of three cases. There was no definite history of trauma in all three cases. Chronic hematic cysts have been described recently, but cases with acute onset such as ours have not to our knowledge been described clearly.

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DOI: 10.1097/00002341-199012000-00009


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