ADULT-ONSET ORBITAL XANTHOGRANULOMA

By Gary M. White, MD

Multiple periorbtial fibrous histiocysomas


Adult-onset orbital xanthogranuloma (AOOX) is the rare occurrence of xanthogranulomas about the eyes in an adult.

Clinical

Multiple, firm, non-tender, yellowish-to-red nodules about the eyes of an adult are characteristic of this rare disorder. Histopathology shows a xanthogranuloma. Perhaps a more appropriate name would be periorbital xanthogranulomas.

Treatment

Surgical excision may be performed.

References

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