Intraconal Cavernous Hemangioma


Rajesh Subhash Joshi

Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440012, India.

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*Corresponding Author: Rajesh Subhash Joshi, Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440012, India.

Received Date: June 14, 2022
Accepted Date: August 04, 2022
Published Date: September 20, 2022

Citation: Rajesh Subhash Joshi. (2022) “Intraconal Cavernous Hemangioma”, Ophthalmology and Vision Care, 2(2); DOI: http;//
Copyright: © 2022 Rajesh Subhash Joshi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly Cited.


Cavernous hemangioma of orbit is the most common vascular lesion of the orbit in middle age group. [1] Progressive painless protrusion of eye ball is the common presentation .

Keywords: headache; seizures and fever


A 26 – year old male presented to us for the routine ocular examination. The patient had no systemic complains like headache, seizures and fever. Patient did not have any ocular complaints. The patient had visual acuity of 20/10 in right eye with no improvement and 20/20 in left eye. The anterior segment evaluation of both eyes was with in normal limits. There was absence of any pupillary abnormalities in both eyes. Dilated fundus examination of right eye showed disc swelling suggestive of papilledema ( Fig 1). Left eye fundus examination was normal. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was requested and it illustrated the following: A well-defined, lobulated, heterogenous T1 and T2 hyperintense lesion measuring 1.8  C  1.5 C 1.1 cm in the intraconal region closely abutting the optic nerve and displacing it inferomedially. Lesion was showing hemosiderin staining at the periphery (Fig. 2 ). Left orbit and optic nerve was normal. This represented classical radiological features of intraconal cavernous hemangioma. The patient was referred to the neurosurgeon, who did superior orbitotomy with mass excision. The patient had complete recovery of vision.

Cavernous hemangioma can present in patients without significant visual loss. High index of suspicion and early intervention helps in preventing visual loss.

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Fig-1 Showing disc swelling with blurring of disc margin and venous fullness suggestive of papilloedema

Fig-2  MRI orbit sagittal section showing intraconal hemangioma ( Yellow arrow ) and displaced optic nerve ( Red arrow).

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