Orbital Tumors Benign
There are several tumors of a benign nature that can arise in the orbit. Although they don’t pose a threat to life prognosis, they can cause other problems such as vision loss and displacement of the globe. Some of these tumors include cavernous hemangioma, optic nerve sheath meningioma, sphenoid wing meningioma, dermoid cyst, varix and lymphangioma.
Imaging studies such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be done to visualize the size and extent of the orbital mass. Treatment for these benign tumors can range from periodic observation of small, asymptomatic lesions to surgical excision for larger, symptomatic tumors.