Intraosseous orbitosphenoidal cavernous angioma. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1999 Dec;91(6):1034-6. doi: 10.3171/jns.1999.91.6.1034.


Primary orbital intraosseous angiomas are rare. The authors report the case of a 55-year-old man who harbored a multifocal cavernous angioma in an unusual sphenoorbital location. The lesion was responsible for unilateral exophthalmos and blindness. Characteristic imaging findings, which included a honeycomb pattern on plain x-ray films and computerized tomography scans, a heterogeneous high signal intensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images, and slowly flowing venous lakes on power Doppler ultrasonograms and angiograms, are presented and discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Blindness / etiology
  • Craniotomy
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Exophthalmos / etiology
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery*