Multilobular dermoid cyst of the orbit Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Decompression, Surgical
  • Graves Ophthalmopathy
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
  • Optic Nerve Diseases
  • Orbit

abstract

  • Dermoid cysts are histologically defined as surface epithelium encapsulating an inner lumen. They are well described in the literature as discrete, single masses, either circumscribed or dumbbell-shaped, with or without a longstanding fistula. Chronic granulomatous inflammation is often a feature of dermoid cysts, contributing to local soft tissue and bony destruction. Isolated multicystic dermoids are not well described. We present a case of a multilobular dermoid characterized both radiographically and histopathologically. These findings may be attributed to repeated rupture and reformation of the dermoid cyst. When possible, our experience favours early excision of orbital dermoid cysts to minimize morbidity.

publication date

  • January 2019

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01676830.2018.1509098

PubMed ID

  • 30215530

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 328

end page

  • 330

volume

  • 38

number

  • 4