Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
MATAIX, B.; LOPEZ-NAVARRETE, E.; LOPEZ-DOMINGUEZ, M. y ANGELES, R.. Sclerotic inflammation of the orbit and multifocal fibrosclerosis syndrome. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.4, pp.263-266. ISSN 0365-6691.
Clinical case: A fifty-two-year-old woman consulted our department because of a bilateral proptosis. The appearance of acute symptoms suggestive of a digestive disorder during her admission to hospital for the study of the proptosis, led to a diagnosis of multifocal fibrosclerosis with simultaneous affliction of orbital tissue, mesenteric fat and the brain stem. Discussion: Idiopathic Sclerotic Inflammation of the orbit is a rare pathological entity, with similar clinical and radiological characteristics to orbital pseudo-tumour. The differential diagnosis is important because both these conditions differ in treatment and prognosis.
Palabras clave : Proptosis; sclerotic inflammation of the orbit; inflammatory pseudotumour of the orbit; sclerosing mesenteritis; multifocal fibrosclerosis syndrome.