Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1987;28(4):865-870.
Published online April 1, 1987.
A Case of the Orbital Varix Associated with Varix in the Buccal Mucosa.
Young Taek Kim, Gyu Bae Jun, Sook Oh
Department of Ophthalmology, Chosun University, College of Medicine, Chonnam, Korea.
구강점막 정맥류를 동반한 안와 정맥류 1 예
김영택(Young Taek Kim),전규배(Gyu Bae Jun),오숙(Sook Oh)
The orbital varices are rare venous malformation of the orbit. These lesions typically present in childhood or adolescence with mild to moderate proptosis that increase on crying, coughing, jugular vein compression, and Vasalva's maneuver. Barely, orbital varices are associated with venous malformations outside the orbit: the buccal mucosa(the uvula, the soft palate, and the hard palate), in the upper and lower limbs, in the side of the neck, and in the face and head. Diagnosis is made by clinical findings, simple skull X-ray, and orbital venography. Recently, orbital C-T scanning gives some beneficials in diagnosis for orbital varices. The authors experienced a case of the orbital varix with varix in the buccal mucosa. So, the brief literature of the orbital varix was reviewed.

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