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Orbital Tumors/Disease/Surgery

Tumors in the orbit are rare. There are many different types of benign and malignant tumors that can occur in the orbit. Benign tumors are most common, with cavernous hemangiomas being the most common in this group. Most benign tumors can be observed unless they are threatening vision by compressing the optic nerve. If vision is threatened, tumors can, in most cases, be carefully removed. Sometimes radiation may need to be performed if the tumor is difficult or dangerous to access. Malignant orbital tumors may need to be treated with surgical excision, radiation, or chemotherapy. Sometimes a combination of treatments may be necessary in these cases. In cases of benign orbital tumors, regular examinations should be performed to ensure no threat to vision is present.

Medical and surgical management of orbital tumors is often covered by insurance. Call 203-791-2020 to schedule your orbital tumor evaluation with Katherine J. Zamecki, MD, FACS.