Orbital varix: rare cause of blepharospasm

  • Badii Hmida Imaging Department, FB University, Hospital Monastir, Tunisia
  • Walid Mnari Imaging Department, FB University, Hospital Monastir, Tunisia
  • Mezri Maatouk Imaging Department, FB University, Hospital Monastir, Tunisia
  • Ahmed Zrig Imaging Department, FB University, Hospital Monastir, Tunisia
  • Mondher Golli Imaging Department, FB University, Hospital Monastir, Tunisia
Keywords: Orbit; varix; CT scan; MRI

Abstract

Orbital varix (or varicose) is an exceptional pathology with poor clinical sign. The blepharospasm can be a revealing cause. The long-term risk is optic atrophy and blindness. Magnetic resonance imaging is the best diagnostic tools. The rise of lesion dimensions by Valsalva maneuvers and prone position is characteristic. We report the observation of a 42-year-old young man, consulting for a blepharospasm of the left eye evolving for two years. Imaging investigations made the diagnosis of orbital varicose.

Published
2019-03-26
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