Case Study: July 2016


A 35 year old man presents with axial proptosis. Imaging shows a well defined intraconal mass. The mass is removed and sent for histopathology.

Images 1 and 2 show the macroscopic features of the lesion.


1. What does the cut surface show in Fig 2?

2. What is the diagnosis?

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1. Blood filled spaces

2. This is a cavernous haemangioma. In reality this is not really a ‘tumour’ in the pure sense but probably a hamartoma.