Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 11

Cystic Schwannoma Arising from Supraorbital Nerve Masquerading as a Dermoid: An Unusual Case

Kanishk Singh1*, Ankur Shrivastava2 and Amrita Singh3

1Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Nagpur), India
2Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Raipur), India
3Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department (NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur), India

*Corresponding Author: Kanishk Singh, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Nagpur), India.

Received: October 11, 2020; Published: October 28, 2020



  We are presenting a rare case of Cystic Schwannoma which was masquerading as a dermoid .The patient was 23 year old male presented with a slow growing mass over his right supero-medial side of the orbit since last two and a half years. Examination showed a solid, non-tender, freely mobile mass of around 15 × 15 mm in the supero-nasal orbit, which was firm to hard in consistency, non-pulsatile, non-reducible in nature. CT scan of right orbit revealed a well-defined hypo attenuated skin based lesion in the right supra-orbital region which measures 11.9 × 14.6 × 15.2 mm (AP × TRA × CC). A complete tumour resection was performed, and pathologic examination showed it as a case schwannoma of orbit. Schwannomas are infrequent tumours which arise from the orbit coming behind Inflammatory, vascular and lymphoproliferative diseases; treatment is complete resection of the mass with subsequent monitoring to prevent recurrence.

Keywords: Cystic Schwannoma; Supraorbital Nerve Masquerading; Dermoid



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Citation: Kanishk Singh., et al. “Cystic Schwannoma Arising from Supraorbital Nerve Masquerading as a Dermoid: An Unusual Case". Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.11 (2020): 46-48.


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