Childhood Orbital Pseudotumor: Case Report and Literature Review

Kitei, Dan; DiMario Jr., Francis J.
April 2008
Journal of Child Neurology;Apr2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p425
Academic Journal
Orbital pseudotumor, also known as idiopathic orbital inflammation, is a benign, idiopathic, noninfectious, and nonneoplastic clinical syndrome with an inflammatory mass within the orbit and no identifiable cause. This disease is rare in the pediatric population, especially in very young children. In this article, the authors describe a 2-year-old girl who was presented with right eye ptosis, near-complete ophthalmoplegia, decreased visual acuity, and pupillary changes. She recovered completely with high-dose steroid therapy, The authors review the literature and discuss the diagnostic implications and treatment strategies.


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