- Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
This report describes a case of orbital dermoid cyst presenting with a discharging sinus tract. The embryologic basis for orbital dermoids in general is discussed, as well as their typical presentation and management. In the current case, patient presentation and management were somewhat different because of signs of infection and a communicating sinus tract, both highly unusual for orbital dermoids. However, after complete excision of the dermoid and sinus tract, the patient showed complete recovery.
From the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Health Services (AMT), North Dartmouth, Massachusetts; and the Department of Ophthalmology (DRT), Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to David Robbins Tien, MD, 2 Dudley St., Suite 505, Providence, RI 02905.
Received: March 19, 2008
Accepted: November 05, 2008
Posted Online: May 21, 2010