Eye
Orbit and optic nerve
Hemangioma of orbit

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 May 2018, last major update March 2014

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PubMed Search: Hemangioma [title] orbit

Related Topics: Hemangioma of orbit in infants, Hemangioma of orbit in adults

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Orbit and optic nerve: hemangioma of orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbithemangioma.html. Accessed September 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Common
  • More common than lymphangioma
  • Usually cavernous, in young adults in retrobulbar space
  • Benign but slowly progressive
  • May cause chorioretinal stria or folds
Radiology images

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CT scan shows intraconal,
well circumscribed ovoid
retrobulbar tumor



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Case reports
  • 45 year old woman with 6 month history of blurry vision and proptosis of the right eye (Case of the Week #301)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Encapsulated, large cavernous vascular channels or spaces separated by scant connective tissue stroma
  • Spaces lined by single layer of endothelial cells with variable smooth muscle in walls
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Cavernous hemangioma
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Well circumscribed
tumor composed of
dilated blood vessels

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Thick walled dilated blood vessels


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