:: Volume 23, Issue 3 (Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 2011) ::
2011, 23(3): 60-64 Back to browse issues page
Orbitofrontal Cholesterol Granuloma: Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature
Gholamhossein Aghai Dr. *, Nader Afshar Fereidoonian Dr., Mahmoud Reza Khalatbary Dr., Ebrahim Hejazian Dr., Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani Dr.
, ghsynaghai@gmail.com
Abstract:   (8703 Views)

Purpose : To report two cases of orbitofrontal cholesterol granuloma, which is a rare progressive destructive disease

Case reports : We report two patients with orbitofrontal cholesterol granuloma a 50-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman both with progressive proptosis due to a cystic lesion in the superior part of the orbit with frontal bone erosion and intracranial extension. The second case had a previous incomplete surgery 5 years before and presented with recurrent orbital tumor. We performed orbitotomy and cyst evacuation for both cases, which resulted in complete resolution without any complications. At last follow-up (2 and 6 years after operations respectively), no recurrence was observed.

Conclusion : We presented the clinical and para-clinical manifestation and surgical results. Complete resolution of symptoms without any recurrence was observed after surgery.


Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 201123(3):60-64 © 2011 by the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology
Keywords: Cholesterol Granuloma, Hematocele, Surgery, Proptosis
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