Cavernous Hemangioma

Orbital cavernous hemangioma is the among the most common benign neoplasm found within the adult orbit. It is a slow-growing, benign tumour involving vascular structures within the muscle cone of the orbit, which pushes the eyeball forward as it grows, resulting in proptosis. Bilateral cases are rare. It is most commonly reported in middle-age adults (20-40 years), with women more affected than men. 

Symptoms of Cavernous Hemangioma

Cavernous hemangioma of the orbit presents with mass effect due to an increase in volume of the orbital contents. It causes the following symptoms and signs:

Diagnosis of Cavernous Hemangioma

A thorough ophthalmologic examination is key to formulating an exhaustive list of differential diagnoses.

Cavernous hemangioma is suspected clinically and usually confirmed with orbital imaging studies. Following investigations help to evaluate the presence and extent of the disease:

Imaging of Cavernous Hemangioma

Treatment of Cavernous Hemangioma



Pathology of Cavernous Hemangioma