Extensive juvenile xanthogranuloma involving the orbit, sinuses, brain, and subtemporal fossa in a newborn

Thomas E. Johnson, Chrisfouad Alabiad, Leslie Wei, Joanna A. Davis

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A 6-week-old-boy presented with a 3-week history of right axial proptosis. Vision, motility, anterior segment, and fundus examinations were normal in both eyes. Imaging revealed a multicystic right orbital lesion with extensive involvement of the infratemporal fossa and paranasal sinuses with intracranial extension. Systemic workup was negative, and he showed no functional deficits. Histopathology revealed a tumor rich in histiocytes, and immunohistochemistry indicated a juvenile xanthogranuloma. He did well with observation, and the tumor partially involuted after 18 months of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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