Medial Orbital Epidermoid Cyst

St. Valkanov 1 , P. Valkanov 1 , K. Trifonova 2  and K. Slaveykov 3
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • 2 Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • 3 Department of General Medicine, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


Dermoid and epidermoid cysts are among the most common orbital tumors, comprising 3% to 9% of all orbital masses. We report a rare case of upper medial orbital epidermoid cyst of a 2-year-old patient. The patient was complaining of pain in the right eye and infrequent vomiting. The neurological and radiographic examinations showed no pathological findings, only after CT scan was performed a tumor formation was found. After the extirpation a histological examination was performed proving the diagnosis.

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