Recurrence of a Totally Excised Cavernous Venous Malformation 25 Years Later


KIRATLI H. , KOÇ İ. , TOPRAK TELLİOĞLU H. , YILDIRIM S. , Soylemezoglu F.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.37, no.2, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/iop.0000000000001751
  • Title of Journal : OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Abstract

Recurrence of cavernous venous malformation is exceedingly rare. In 1995, a 16-year-old woman was referred for left axial proptosis. Her left visual acuity was 20/200, and there were choroidal folds in the OS. MRI studies showed a well-circumscribed retrobulbar intraconal mass in the left orbit. The tumor was totally removed with intact capsule through a transconjunctival orbitotomy and proved to be a cavernous venous malformation. In 2020, at the age of 41 years and 25 years after the operation, she again presented with left proptosis. Imaging results were very similar to those at first presentation. This tumor was also extirpated in its entirety via an inferior forniceal orbitotomy with the histopathologic diagnosis of a cavernous venous malformation. Her final left visual acuity remained 20/50. Women with orbital cavernous venous malformations, especially those who undergo surgical removal at a relatively young age are advised to have long-term follow up complemented with occasional imaging studies.