Primary intraosseous orbital hemangioma: a case report and review of the literature

Neurosurgery. 1994 Dec;35(6):1131-4. doi: 10.1227/00006123-199412000-00017.


Primary intraosseous orbital hemangiomas are rare tumors. Only 25 cases have been reported in the literature. Very few of them have multiple orbital bone involvement. We report a case with extensive involvement of the orbital roof, the medial and lateral walls of the orbit, and the lesser and greater wings of the sphenoid, and describe a unilateral extradural frontotemporal approach to excise the tumor and decompress the right superior orbital fissure and both optic nerves. A brief clinical and radiological review of the literature is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Craniotomy / methods
  • Hemangioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Hemangioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnostic imaging
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / pathology
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / surgery
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / pathology
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / surgery
  • Orbit / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbit / pathology
  • Orbit / surgery
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / pathology
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed