Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation

  • Lt Col Khawaja Khalid Shoaib Eye Specialist, Combined Military Hospital Mardan
  • Inam ul Haq Combined Military Hospital Kharian


Orbital pseudotumor is uncommon but not rare. In 1930 Birch-Hirschfeld first used the term pseudotumor to describe orbital inflammation that was associated with proptosis and appeared to be caused by a neoplasm. He described different types of “pseudotumor” [1].Orbital pseudotumor is now considered as a nonspecific, idiopathic, benign inflammatory process consisting of lymphocytes, plasma cells, fibroblasts, macrophages, occasional neutrophils, eosinophils, and epithelial cells; rare granuloma formation and lymphoid follicles; and collagen deposition, localized to the orbit. The clinical course of the disorder may be acute, subacute, or chronic. There is no sex predilection.We are reporting a case to emphasize that it is important in differential diagnosis of proptosis


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Shoaib, L. C. K., & Haq, I. ul. (2010). IDIOPATHIC ORBITAL INFLAMMATION (PSEUDOTUMOR). Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 60(1), 151-3. Retrieved from
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