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Case Report
Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome: Pseudotumor Orbita
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Kırıkkale University School of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey  
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Kırıkkale University School of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey  
3 Department of Radiology, Kırıkkale University School of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey  
Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2018; 1: 24-26
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2018.58085
Key Words: Proptosis, pseudotumor orbita, sinusitis, steroid
Abstract

 

The idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome (pseudotumor orbita) is an unexplained disease that  mimicsthe complications of acute rhinosinusitis. Intense polymorphic lymphoid infiltration develops with inflammation. The masses in the orbita can be seen by 5% to 8%. It can cause nonspecific orbital symptoms, such as proptosis and swelling on eyelids. In our case, the patients presented to the eye outpatient clinic with swelling complaint and acute atopic conjunctivitis treatment was initiated but the patients who did not regression complaints were submitted. The patient’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed bilateral lateral rectus muscle thickening. Idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome (pseudotumor orbita) responded to the steroid treatment. Idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome (pseudotumor orbita) is benign, but can be confusedwith sinusitis complications with high morbidity and mortality.

 

Cite this article as: Taş BM, Şimşek G, Onaran Z, Burulday V, Kılıç R.  Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome: Pseudotumor Orbita. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2018; 1: 24-6

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