TUBERCULOSIS FIRST PRESENTING AS AN ORBITAL MASS

Authors

  • Qing Zhao
  • Meng Zhang Hebei Medical University Fourth Affiliated Hospital and Hebei Provincial Tumor Hospital
  • Ye Yang
  • Xueli Du
  • Xinxin Zhao

Keywords:

orbital tuberculosis, orbital mass, tuberculosis, tuberculous dacryoadenitis

Abstract

Orbital tuberculosis is a rare manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. We report here 2 cases of females who presented with non-tender orbital masses. Both patients presented with orbital masses without other symptoms. Neither had a history of an underlying disease. In both cases excision biopsy was performed on the masses and the pathology of both cases showed granulomatous inflammation with caseation. Both cases were treated with isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide. In both cases the masses resolved completely without residuals. Orbital tuberculosis is rare but can have a good outcome if treated correctly and early.

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Published

2021-11-24