Orbit and optic nerve
Inflammatory processes of orbit

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Minor changes: 3 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Inflammatory processes [title] orbit

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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 May 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Usually secondary inflammation due to lesions in adjacent structures
  • Granulomas are rare - caused by tuberculosis, fungi, sarcoidosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (multiple confluent granulomas, vasculitis with thrombosis, tissue necrosis)
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