Main Article Content


Orbital teratoma is a rare tumor composed of tissue derived from the three germinal layers, it usually occurs in otherwise healthy newborns as a fluctuating mass in orbit, with extreme proptosis and periorbital deformity. There are few reports in literature about this topic; we present a case report with severe stretching and deformity of periocular tissue, which underwent enucleation and careful removal of the tumor, properly sparing the eyelids and other structures in the anophthalmic cavity to fit an ocular prosthesis. It did well, improving the patient’s cosmetic appearance and preserving his orbitofacial development. Even though in many cases it is not possible to preserve visual

function in patients with congenital orbital teratoma, it is equally important to achieve the best possible cosmetic result.

González, C., Restrepo, C. A., Salazar, G. I., & Monsalve, P. (2012). Congenital orbital teratoma. Case report. Colombia Medica, 43(1), 82–85.

Gnanaraj L, Skibell BC, Coret-Simon J, Halliday W, Forrest

C, DeAngelis DD. Massive congenital orbital teratoma.

Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 21: 445-7.

Herman TE, Vachharajani A, Siegel MJ. Massive congenital

orbital teratoma. J Perinatol. 2009; 29: 396-7.

Mehta M, Chandra M, Sen S, Bajaj MS, Pushker N, Meel

R, et al. Orbital teratoma: a rare cause of congenital

proptosis. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2009; 37: 626-8.

Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Heper AO. Eye-conserving treatment

in massive congenital orbital teratoma. Clin Experiment

Ophthalmol. 2009; 37: 320-3.

Mee JJ, McKelvie PA, McNab AA. Orbital teratoma: late

presentation with normal vision. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol.

; 30: 41-3.


Download data is not yet available.
Received 2012-02-23
Accepted 2012-02-23