Orbital varix

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Orbital varix

An orbital varix is an abnormally enlarged, thin walled vein that is in direct communication with the normal orbital vessels. Orbital varices can be primary (most likely present from birth and confined to the orbit) or secondary (acquired due to increased blood flow in association with additional venous malformations elsewhere in the body). Symptoms such as intermittent double vision (diplopia) or bulging eyes (proptosis), pain and/or orbital bleeding (hemorrhage) may be brought on by stooping, bending, coughing or straining. Small lesions are managed through observation. Larger lesions may require surgery.
 

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The terms "Orbital varix" returned 19 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inferior petrosal sinus route microcatheterization study and embolization for primary orbital varix.
 

Author(s): Vivek Singh, R V Phadke, Alok Udiya, Gurucharan S Shetty, Kumudini Sharma, Vikas Kanaujia

Journal: Interv Neuroradiol. 2016 Feb;22(1):108-15.

 

Primary orbital varix is a rare lesion but difficult to treat. Our main aim was to demonstrate the varices and their central venous communication and to explore the feasibility of embolization of these lesions.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Transvenous sclerotherapy of a large symptomatic orbital venous varix using a microcatheter balloon and bleomycin.
 

Author(s): Venu Vadlamudi, Joseph J Gemmete, Neeraj Chaudhary, Aditya S Pandey, Alon Kahana

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An orbital venous varix is rare and can present with diplopia, proptosis, or hemorrhage. Treatment can be challenging, especially if the varix is in a posterior location within the orbit, since surgical exposure becomes difficult. A few case reports have been published describing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Embolization of a deep orbital varix through endovascular route.
 

Author(s): R Ravi Kumar, Amandeep Singh, Anirudh Singh,

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;63(3):270-2.

 

We report a case of the primary deep orbital venous varix treated by endovascular coil embolization procedure by transfemoral catheterization. This method of treatment has the advantage of image-guided localization of the pathology, real-time management and confirmation of the success ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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