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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Orbital dermoid cyst

Orbital dermoid cyst

Category(ies): Oculoplastics, Pediatrics
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Orbital dermoid cysts are congenital cystic masses that may enlarge slowly over time. Preseptal orbital dermoid cysts are most common in the lateral brow. If excision is planned, imaging may be necessary to evaluate for orbital extension.

preseptal orbital dermoid cyst
Photograph show a young patient with a preseptal orbital dermoid cyst in the typical location.
MRI of preseptal orbital dermoid cyst
MRI did not show any orbital extension.
1 week post lesion removal
This photograph was taken 1 week after the lesion was excised.