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Cavernous haemangioma presenting as an orbital mass after enucleation for a choroidal melanoma: case report.
  1. A N Harnett,
  2. P Thorpe and
  3. J Hungerford
  1. Department of Radiotherapy, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London.


    A patient presented with an ipsilateral orbital mass four years after enucleation for a choroidal malignant melanoma. Clinical examination revealed a darkly coloured mass suggestive of recurrent melanoma. CT scanning indicated a locally extensive tumour. Management was by excision without resort to orbital exenteration. Pathological examination revealed a cavernous haemangioma. The natural history of this tumour is discussed.

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