Traumatic Intraconal Hematic Cyst of the Orbit

Stuart H. Goldberg, Joseph W. Sassani, Robert E. Parnes

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A 35-year-old man with a history of repeated previous facial injuries presented with acute onset of a right orbital mass less than 2 weeks after blunt trauma to the right eye. Orbital B-scan ultrasonography and computed tomography showed an intraconal cystic lesion. The tumor was excised via lateral orbitotomy. Pathologic evaluation demonstrated a hematic cyst containing fresh blood. The presence of hemosiderin in the cyst wall suggested recent bleeding in a preexisting orbital hemorrhagic lesion. Patients with hematic cysts of the orbit usually present with a subperiosteal mass months to years after trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-380
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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