To know the imaging findings of frequent orbital masses with emphasis on differentiating elements.
Orbital masses comprise a broad spectrum of etiologies,
with nonspecific symptoms,
so imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis. We present the following cases of frequent orbital pathology: - Cavernous hemangioma - Lymphoproliferative lesions - Optic nerve glioma - Meningioma - Schwannoma
Findings and procedure details
1) CAVERNOUS VENOUS MALFORMATION Previously known as "cavernous hemangioma". It is the most frequent benign orbital lesion in adults. It is a congenital vascular anomaly,
a low-flow venous malformation,
composed of dilated cavernous spaces,
covered by flattened endothelium and separated by fibrous septa,
with a well-defined capsule. It generally remains asymptomatic until adulthood,
so it typically presents in the fourth and fifth decades of life. There are cases reported presenting in...
Knowledge of the differentiating elements of orbital masses is fundamental for the correct diagnosis and therapeutic management.
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