Orbital Cavernous Hemangioma Causing Spontaneous Compressive Hemorrhage

J Craniofac Surg. 2018 May;29(3):706-708. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004285.


Cavernous hemangiomas are the most common tumors of the posterior cone of the orbit in adults. They are discovered in a fortuitous manner or in front of the appearance of a progressive exophthalmia.The authors report through a complete literature review (PubMed) patients of retro-orbital cavernous hemangioma revealed by spontaneous compressional hemorrhage from 1984 to 2017.This review is illustrated by a case of sharp decrease in visual acuity secondary to orbital cavernous hemangioma hemorrhage.The authors detail the management and the evolution of all these patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Exophthalmos
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous*
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Orbital Neoplasms*
  • Vision Disorders