Orbit and optic nerve
Inflammatory processes of orbit

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

Revised: 15 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Inflammatory processes [title] orbit

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Orbit and optic nerve: inflammatory processes of orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitinflammatory.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually secondary inflammation due to lesions in adjacent structures
  • Granulomas are rare - caused by tuberculosis, fungi, sarcoidosis, Wegener granulomatosis (multiple confluent granulomas, vasculitis with thrombosis, tissue necrosis)