The role of Tc-99m RBC scintigraphy in the differential diagnosis of orbital cavernous hemangioma

Sayit E., Durak I., ÇAPA KAYA G., Yilmaz M., Durak H.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.15, no.2, pp.149-151, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02988606
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-151
  • Keywords: hemangioma, Tc-99m RBC scintigraphy, orbit, LESIONS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The cavernous hemangioma is the most common benign orbital tumor in adults. Its presentation is during the forth to fifth decades with a slowly progressive unilateral proptosis. Intraconal cavernous hemangiomas may be difficult to differentiate from other intraconal lesions such as schwannomas, meningiomas and hemangiopericytomas. We report a case of orbital cavernous hemangioma diagnosed by Tc-99m RBC scintigraphy. Tc-99m RBC scintigraphy revealed a typical scintigraphic pattern in which there is intense focally increased uptake on the delayed image. We conclude that Tc-99m RBC scintigraphy can be a useful method in the differential diagnosis of orbital cavernous hemangioma as in hepatic hemangioma.