Volume 96, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Orbital biopsy of nonspecific orbital inflammation, commonly referred to as “orbital pseudotumor,” typically shows a combination of polyclonal lymphocytes, plasmocytes, leukocytes, macrophages, and variable degrees of collagen deposition. Herein, we report a patient with a positive history of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis who presented with an orbital mass with a histological profile of idiopathic orbital inflammation. Immunohistochemical and molecular analysis of the orbital specimens demonstrated that the orbital inflammation was associated with the presence of antigens of and DNA from the parasite.


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  • Received : 16 May 2016
  • Accepted : 11 Sep 2016
  • Published online : 11 Jan 2017

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