ABSTRACT: Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign mass-forming disease that can arise anywhere throughout the body, mimicking a wide spectrum of other conditions. Its diagnosis can be challenging, especially when it involves uncommon sites. The authors report a patient of an atypical localization of IPT, occurred as an enlarging bulk in the infraorbital nerve channel in a patient who presented with facial numbness. Clinical and radiological aspects similar to schwannoma led to misdiagnosis and over-treatment. The differential diagnosis of an infraorbital mass should include IPT and the least invasive treatment should be preferred, as steroid therapy being the first-line treatment for IPT.

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Infraorbital Nerve: A Rare Diagnosis to Be Aware of / Ferri, Andrea; Bergonzani, Michela; Varazzani, Andrea; Sesenna, Enrico. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - (2016), p. 1. [10.1097/SCS.0000000000002863]

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Infraorbital Nerve: A Rare Diagnosis to Be Aware of

SESENNA, Enrico
2016

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ABSTRACT: Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign mass-forming disease that can arise anywhere throughout the body, mimicking a wide spectrum of other conditions. Its diagnosis can be challenging, especially when it involves uncommon sites. The authors report a patient of an atypical localization of IPT, occurred as an enlarging bulk in the infraorbital nerve channel in a patient who presented with facial numbness. Clinical and radiological aspects similar to schwannoma led to misdiagnosis and over-treatment. The differential diagnosis of an infraorbital mass should include IPT and the least invasive treatment should be preferred, as steroid therapy being the first-line treatment for IPT.
Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Infraorbital Nerve: A Rare Diagnosis to Be Aware of / Ferri, Andrea; Bergonzani, Michela; Varazzani, Andrea; Sesenna, Enrico. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - (2016), p. 1. [10.1097/SCS.0000000000002863]
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