Orbital Actinomyces Masquerading as Meningioma

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Sep/Oct;36(5):e124-e126. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001626.


Orbital actinomyces is a rare diagnosis with only a few cases reported in the literature. It can be difficult to diagnose due to its slow, indolent course, and nonspecific findings on imaging and clinical examination, and frequently it can masquerade as other pathologies such as neoplasm and inflammatory disease. The authors present a case of actinomyces masquerading as meningioma with findings of hyperostosis and a superior orbital roof interosseous tract on imaging.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Actinomyces
  • Humans
  • Hyperostosis*
  • Meningeal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Meningioma* / diagnosis
  • Orbit