Ectopic brain tissue in the orbit: 5-year follow-up

Adriaan D Coumou, Johannes H M Merks, Eleonora Aronica, M Ph Mourits, Peerooz Saeed

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


A neonate presented with a dilated pupil of the left eye. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed a mass in the left inferior part of the orbit. Incisional biopsy was performed. Histopathological examination revealed ectopic brain tissue. The patient had a 5-year follow-up without any growth on MRI. Ectopic brain tissue in the orbit is a rare finding in the literature, almost all involved infants or neonates. Pathogenesis is still unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalOrbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomarkers/metabolism
  • Biopsy
  • Brain
  • Choristoma/diagnosis
  • Desmin/metabolism
  • Gestational Age
  • Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein/metabolism
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • MyoD Protein/metabolism
  • Orbital Diseases/diagnosis
  • Visual Acuity


Dive into the research topics of 'Ectopic brain tissue in the orbit: 5-year follow-up'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this