Intracranial extension of inflammatory pseudotumor of the orbit. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1984 Mar;60(3):625-9. doi: 10.3171/jns.1984.60.3.0625.


Orbital pseudotumors are inflammatory lesions of the orbit of unknown etiology, which initially mimic an orbital neoplasm. Involvement of the other orbit is uncommon, and extension into the paranasal sinus rare. Intracranial extension of pseudotumor of the orbit is previously unreported. This is a case report of a patient with pseudotumor of the orbit with intracranial extension. The literature of the subject is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Exophthalmos / complications*
  • Exophthalmos / pathology
  • Exophthalmos / surgery
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Inflammation / surgery
  • Male
  • Orbital Diseases / complications*
  • Orbital Diseases / pathology
  • Orbital Diseases / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / etiology*
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / pathology
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / surgery