, Volume 169, Issue 11, pp 1427-1428
Date: 20 Jul 2010

A yellowish subconjunctival lesion in an infant—congenital orbital fat herniation

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A very rare case of a congenital orbital fat herniation is demonstrated. Clinically, the child presented a progressive, small yellowish and mobile mass on the temporal orbital wall of her right eye. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a fat isointensive structure in T1-weighing without contrast enhancement. The possible aetiology of the herniation could be a congenital weakness of the Tenon's capsule or the conjunctival fornix.