2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part I: Orbit
Chapter 5: Orbital Neoplasms and Malformations
This chapter includes a related video. A link to the video is provided within the text; a page containing all videos in Section 7 is available at www.aao.org/bcscvideo_section07.
The orbit is a rigid, confined space, and lesions that originate in or infiltrate the orbit often present with ophthalmic manifestations.
Pathology can occur in any orbital tissue, including bone, vasculature, nerve, muscle, and gland.
Careful history provides diagnostic clues, as certain lesions present more commonly in different age groups.
Imaging of the orbit and surrounding sinuses and intracranial cavity helps guide diagnosis and management.
Understanding the hemodynamics of vascular lesions is critical for safe and effective treatment.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.