Orbital pseudotumor, also known as idiopathic orbital inflammation, is defined as a nonspecific, nonneoplastic inflammatory process of the orbit without identifiable local or systemic causes. The disorder, first described by Birch-Hirschfield in 1905,1 is more prevalent in the adult population than in the pediatric population. In our study we discuss two cases of pseudotumor of the orbit in children less than 18 months old. This report will highlight the evaluation and management of pediatric orbital pseudotumor and the importance of its inclusion in the differential diagnosis of orbital disorders in young children.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of AAPOS|
|State||Published - 1998|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Supported in part by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., to the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology. Presented at the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabi~wms, Orlando, Florida, April 5-9, 1995. Submitted January 29, 199Z Revision accepted October 11, 199Z J AAPOS 1998;2:120-3. Reprint requests: Julia L. Stevens, MD, E-302 Kentucky Clinic, University of Kentucky, Department of Ophthalmology, Lexington, KY40536-0284. Copyright © 1998 by the American Associatianf or Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 1091-8531/98 $5.00 + 0 75/1/88078
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health