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Orbital blood cyst.
  1. D. Sevel and
  2. A. Rosales


    A blood cyst of the orbit is an unusual cause of proptosis and most likely arises in a pre-existing haemangioma. If the cyst occurs at the apex of the orbit the blood should be aspirated. This is followed by excision of the cyst wall, the dissection being done with the aid of an operating microscope. If there is evidence of intracranial connection of the blood cyst, namely, splayed superior orbital fissure or cerebrospinal fluid leak, then the patient should be treated with an antibiotic to prevent intracranial infection.

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