Orbit and optic nerve
Lymphangioma of orbit

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 4 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Lymphangioma [title] orbit

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Orbit and optic nerve: lymphangioma of orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitlymphangioma.html. Accessed April 9th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Usually young children
  • May wax and wane in size, particularly with upper respiratory infection
  • May rapidly increase in size due to hemorrhage
Radiology images

AFIP images
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MR shows ill defined
lobulated mass with
blood fluid levels

Gross description
  • Diffuse and poorly outlined
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Multiple, irregular lymphatic channels lined by flat endothelial cells
  • May have large lymphoid aggregates in wall
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images
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Large dilated lymphatic vessels
contain serum and layered
blood, upper right corner
shows a large hemorrhage

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Numerous lymphatics, some
containing blood; connecting
tissue between lymphatics
contains lymphocytes

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