Orbital histiocytosis X

W. K. Erly, R. F. Carmody, R. M. Dryden

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In three patients with histiocytosis X of bone with orbital involvement, CT scans were reviewed. Consistent findings included a destructive lesion of the lateral wall of the orbit with a large soft-tissue component that extended into the extraconal space, the ocular adnexa, and the infratemporal fossa. The greater wing of the sphenoid was eroded in all cases, with epidural extension into the middle cranial fossa. Cavernous sinus involvement and a second bone lesion were seen in two patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1261
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Histiocytosis X
  • Orbits, diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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