Total clinical regression of an orbital macrocystic lymphatic malformation following intralesional sodium tetradecyl sulphate injection

Kiratli H., Tarlan B.

JOURNAL OF AAPOS, vol.19, no.1, pp.78-80, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2014.08.012
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AAPOS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.78-80
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Lymphatic malformations are usually managed by observation, although significant cosmetic abnormalities, compressive optic neuropathy, risk of amblyopia, exposure keratopathy, or elevated intraocular pressure mandate treatment. We report the case of a 10-year-old boy with a deep orbital macrocystic lymphatic malformation that was successfully treated with intralesional injection of sodium tetradecyl sulphate, a sclerozing agent mainly used in the treatment of small varicose veins in the lower extremity.