Sub-Tenon's steroid irrigation for treatment of intraorbital capillary hemangioma

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FIRAT P. G., Doganay S., Bilak S., Alkan A.

INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.13, no.4, pp.395-398, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/159101990701300412
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-398
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


A four-month-old male infant underwent sub-Tenon's steroid irrigation for treatment of orbital capilary hemangioma that was causing exposure keratopathy risk to the left eye from progressive proptosis. The temporal inferior sub-Tenon's space was irrigated with a mixture of triamcinolone acetonide (40 mg/ml) and betamethasone sodium phosphate (6 mg/ml) by a blunt-tipped sub-Tenon's cannula. We describe this procedure as irrigation because reflux of the mixture from the incision was permitted. Two weeks after treatment, a marked reduction of proptosis was noted. One month after treatment, the volume of the intraorbital hemangioma resolved significantly in MRI examination.