Congenital Orbital Lymphangioma in a 20-Years Old Girl – Case Report and Review of Literature

Case report


Mishra A 1, Abuhajar R 2, Alsawidi K 3, AlAoud M 4, Ehtuish EF 5

1-Department of Radiology, National Organ Transplant Centre, Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, 2-Department of Radiology, AlKhoms Hospital, Alkhoms, Libya, 3-Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, 4-Department of Radiology, Tripoli Central Hospital, Libya and 5-Department of Surgery, University of AlFateh, Tripoli, Libya.

Libyan J Med 2009; 4(4):E162-163


We report a case of a 20-year-old girl who presented to the out-patients’ department with congenital,progressive unilateral proptosis and reduced vision. Ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed. Diagnosis of orbital lymphangioma was made on imaging. Authors highlight the crucial role of imaging in diagnosis and to plan therapeutic approach. This case is reported because of its extreme rarity and unusual presentation.

Keywords: Orbital, Lymphangioma, Proptosis, Ptosis.