Journal of Cytology
Home About us Ahead of print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online:586
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-69

Orbital pseudotumor: Diagnosis on fine needle aspiration cytology

Department of Pathology, Military Hospital, Saugor - 470 001, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashwini Agarwal
Military Hospital, Saugor - 470 001, Madhya Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.42451

Rights and Permissions

Orbital pseudotumors are inflammatory lesions of the orbit of unknown etiology, which clinically and radiologically mimic an orbital neoplasm. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a useful tool in evaluating patients with presumed pseudotumors. We are presenting here a case of an orbital pseudotumor that was diagnosed with the aid of FNAC. A 43 year-old male presented with a complaint of unilateral proptosis in the right eye that had developed a year ago. Differential diagnoses of lymphoproliferative disorder and malignancy were considered after radiological evaluation. FNAC revealed features suggestive of reactive lymphoid hyperplasia and a diagnosis of an orbital pseudotumor was suggested that was confirmed later by histopathological examination. We report this case to emphasise the usefulness of FNAC in providing invaluable diagnostic information for proper clinical management. Thus, FNAC may save the patient the inconvenience of unnecessary exploratory orbital surgery.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded421    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal