Cavernous haemangioma in the orbital apex: stereotactic-guided transcranial cryoextraction

Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug;33(4):421-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2005.01042.x.


A 55-year-old Caucasian woman presented with an orbital cavernous haemangioma superior to the optic nerve in the orbital apex. Preoperative imaging demonstrated a mass involving the superomedial and superolateral quadrants of the posterior orbit. A stereotactic fronto-orbital approach was performed by the neurosurgical team, and cryoextraction of the lesion was accomplished by the ocular plastic surgical team.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cryosurgery*
  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / pathology
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Stereotaxic Techniques*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed