Table 1

Characteristics of nine patients with orbital wall defects in association with orbital varices

NoSideAge (years) at referralSexMain location of orbital varixExpansion of orbitAbsent wallsEthmoidCribriformFrontal
SNQ  =  superonasal quadrant; SOF  =  superior orbital fissure.
1Left6MMedial and extensive superomedialPresentSmall roof defectPitted bone and smaller ethmoidL-low R- normalDips low at cribriform
2Right21FExtraconal–medialPresentTiny thin area SNQPitted bone and smaller ethmoidR-low L-mildLow frontal lobe over cribriform
3Left62MSuperomedialPresentPitted roof and small defects of veinsCompressedNormalHint of varix but otherwise normal
4Right58FPanorbit intraconal and extraconalPresentPost superior wall and pitted boneNormalNormalVarices up to frontal lobe and intraconal
5Right47MPanorbit intraconal and extraconalAbsentPosterior orbital roofNormalNormalVarices up to dural space
6Right14FPosterior intraconal, superior extraconalPresentEnlarged SOFNormalNormalVarices into frontal lobe
7Left40FPosterior intraconalPresentEnlarged SOF and small lateral wallSlightly smallerUnknownNormal
8Left37FPosterior intraconal and extraconalPresentVery enlarged SOF, patchy SNQ defects posteriorlyNormalNormalNormal
9Left66MExtraconal–superior (large)PresentPosterior orbital roofSlightly smallerNormalNormal