Benign fibrous histiocytoma associated with a frontoethmoidal mucopyocele and orbital abscess

Hui Chuan Kau, Ching F. Yang, I. Ting Liu, Shu Ching Kao, Wen-Ming Hsu, M. M H Teng, Chieh Chih Tsai

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A 74-year-old man sought treatment for painful swelling in the right upper eyelid. CT demonstrated a frontoethmoidal mucocele extending in the right orbit with abscess formation. Following functional endoscopic sinus surgery, the inflammatory symptoms in the right eye nearly resolved. However, a firm mass was still noted in the same location. Histopathologic examination proved it to be a benign fibrous histiocytoma. Benign fibrous histiocytoma may occur in association with an orbital abscess secondary to mucocele.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-238
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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