Heterotopic ossification in the orbit.

  title={Heterotopic ossification in the orbit.},
  author={Arjun Shankar and Roy Thomas Daniel and Noel Malcolm Walter and Mathew Jacob Chandy},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={421-3; discussion 424}
BACKGROUND While calcification of orbital hemangiomas has been reported previously, no reports exist of heterotopic ossifications occurring within the orbit. CASE DESCRIPTION A 30-year-old male presented with spontaneous onset of painless progressive proptosis of the left eye, with diplopia. The preoperative radiologic findings are presented. The lesion was excised completely. The pathologic features and probable causes are discussed. CONCLUSIONS Heterotopic ossification of the orbit should… CONTINUE READING