European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 169, Issue 11, pp 1427–1428 | Cite as

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

  • Matthias K. Bernhard
  • Sven Starke
  • Wolfgang Hirsch
Short Report


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.


Tenon's capsule Orbital mass Orbital fat prolapse 


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There is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias K. Bernhard
    • 1
  • Sven Starke
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Hirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Hospital for Children and AdolescentsUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric RadiologyRadiology, University of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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