is the most common benign orbital tumor found in adults. The
tumor usually rests inside the extraocular muscle cone (that space
immediately behind the eye surrounded by the muscles which move the
eye). Cavernous hemangioma
is a vascular tumor, which contains stagnant blood. If the
tumor causes compression of the optic nerve with associated
loss or other signs of optic nerve compromise,
the tumor must usually be excised.
is also often excised
for cosmetic purposes. With surgical excision
prior to optic nerve decompensation, the prognosis
is often excellent.