A clinicopathologic study of hematic cysts of the orbit

Amiram Shapiro, Mark O.M. Tso, Allen M. Putterman, Morton F. Goldberg

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Hematic cyst of the orbit has been described in association with various diseases, but its pathogenetic mechanism remains unclear. We treated two patients (two men, 38 and 35 years old) who had growing cysts suspected of being malignant tumors. Surgical exploration of the orbits disclosed birefringent crystals (hematodin) either in the cyst wall or in the cyst's contents. The crystals imitated foreign bodies in their appearance and in the reactions they induced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 15 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology


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