Pictorial essay: Orbital tuberculosis

Mahender K. Narula, Vikas Chaudhary, Dhiraj Baruah, Manoj Kathuria, Rama Anand

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Tuberculosis of the orbit is rare, even in places where tuberculosis is endemic. The disease may involve soft tissue, the lacrimal gland, or the periosteum or bones of the orbital wall. Intracranial extension, in the form of extradural abscess, and infratemporal fossa extension has been described. This pictorial essay illustrates the imaging findings of nine histopathologically confirmed cases of orbital tuberculosis. All these patients responded to antituberculous treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Computed tomography
  • Lacrimal gland
  • Orbital tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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