Managing Recurrent Orbital Lymphangioma in a Pubertal Female with Negative Pressure Aspiration and Intralesional Bleomycin Injection: A Case Report

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https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v13i1.30723

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Bleomycin, Case report, Lymphangioma, Orbit

Abstract

Introduction: Management of orbital lymphangioma is challenging. Complete surgical excision is often impossible due to its infiltrative nature. Sclerosing agents have been used in its management with variable outcomes. We report a case of recurrent orbital lymphangioma managed with intralesional bleomycin. 

Case: A 14-year-old female presented with proptosis of the right eye for two weeks. She had a similar history at five years of age for which she underwent surgical excision. We performed negative pressure aspiration using a 20-gauge angiocatheter, injected bleomycin, and left the cannula in situ for repeat aspiration to maintain cyst collapse. 

Observation: The lymphangioma regressed, and there was no recurrence at six months of follow-up. 

Conclusion: This report highlights the use of negative pressure aspiration and intralesional bleomycin injection by minimal intervention using angiocatheter in the successful management of orbital lymphangioma.

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2021-01-01

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Chaudhary, S., Pant, A. R., & Badhu, B. P. (2021). Managing Recurrent Orbital Lymphangioma in a Pubertal Female with Negative Pressure Aspiration and Intralesional Bleomycin Injection: A Case Report. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 13(1), 157–161. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v13i1.30723

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Case Reports