Campbell, Ashley A.; Urs, Raksha; Callahan, Alison B.; Silverman, Ronald H.; Kazim, Michael
Prior color-flow Doppler ultrasound studies of the eye have been performed with systems that exceed US Food and Drug Administration permissible ophthalmic ultrasonic energy limits. The authors report a study of orbital vascular malformations using a novel, Food and Drug Administration compliant, ultrafast compound coherent plane-wave ultrasound device to produce power Doppler images.
Using a Verasonics Vantage 128 ultrasound engine and a user-developed MATLAB program with a 5-MHz linear-array probe, compound coherent plane-wave ultrasound data were collected on patients with orbital vascular malformations. Real-time color-flow Doppler visualized orbital blood flow. Power Doppler images were produced by post-processing compound coherent plane-wave ultrasound data acquired continuously for 2 seconds.
Compound coherent plane-wave ultrasound was performed on 3 orbital vascular malformations (1 venolymphatic malformation, 1 infantile hemangioma, and 1 arteriovenous malformation). Compound coherent plane-wave ultrasound produced a high-resolution depiction of orbital blood flow for orbital vascular malformations with high sensitivity to slow flow.
Analysis of blood flow within orbital lesions informs treatment planning. Compound coherent plane-wave ultrasound is an emerging ultrasound modality that falls within the Food and Drug Administration guidelines for use in the orbit and provides information to characterize orbital vascular malformations.
Sruti S. Akella , Jinesh Shah & Anne Barmettler
Sinus pericranii (SP) is a rare malformation involving aberrant connections between the dural venous sinuses and extracranial veins. Classically considered congenital pathology, there are reported instances of post-traumatic SP in adults. Very rarely, the upper eyelid is involved and the resulting ptosis can obstruct the visual axis. In these cases, surgical removal may be warranted. Because of the high risk of massive intraoperative hemorrhage, careful preoperative identification and diagnostic workup is essential. The authors report a patient with new onset, asymmetric eyelid ptosis referred for evaluation, and subsequently diagnosed with SP. Through a multi-disciplinary assessment, deferring surgical intervention was determined to be appropriate management. The lesion was monitored clinically, and at 6 months follow-up, there were no noted adverse outcomes.
Lucio De Maria, Paolo De Sanctis, Megha Tollefson, Samir Mardini, James A. Garrity, Pearse P. Morris, Emily Bendel, Waleed Brinjikji
Percutaneous sclerotherapy is an alternative strategy for the treatment of vascular malformations of the orbital and periorbital regions. The safety and efficacy of sclerotherapy in this setting have not been fully established. We present the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the safety and efficacy of percutaneous sclerotherapy for the treatment of vascular malformations of the orbit. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE from 2000 to 2018 for studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of percutaneous sclerotherapy for orbital and periorbital vascular malformations. Two independent reviewers selected studies and abstracted data. The primary outcome of this study is the efficacy of sclerotherapy which includes complete response, partial response, or no response to sclerotherapy. Data were analyzed using random-effects meta-analysis. Thirteen studies reporting on 154 patients were included. The rate of complete cure after percutaneous sclerotherapy was 54.9% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 34.2%-75.7%). The rate of emergent decompressive surgery was 3.4% (95% CI = 0.5%-6.2%), and the rate of vision loss was 2.7% (95% CI = 0.1%-5.3%). I2 values were above 50% for most outcomes indicating substantial heterogeneity. Our systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 studies and over 150 patients found that percutaneous sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment modality for the treatment of low-flow vascular malformations of the orbit.
Ramesh, Sathyadeepak; Duckwiler, Gary; Goldberg, Robert A.; Rootman, Daniel B. Less
Purpose: To review a representative case series and share a stepwise approach to the diagnosis and treatment of periorbital venolymphatic malformations.
Methods: A case series of 9 patients with representative periorbital venolymphatic malformations. All patients managed at the University of California, Los Angeles Orbital Center for a vascular malformation over the last 5 years were reviewed. Cases representative of the varied pathologic findings and techniques were selected. The clinical, radiologic, and intraoperative findings are presented and a survey of techniques composed.
Results: Venolymphatic malformations can have protean manifestations. Characteristics vital to the understanding and management of these lesions are the classification and vascular composition of the lesion, internal flow and drainage patterns, anatomic localization and association with distant components. Options for treatment include sclerotherapy, biologic therapy, embolization, surgical excision, or some combination thereof.
Conclusions: A comprehensive understanding of each patient’s unique lesion is critical to a rational treatment approach. Teamwork and creativity are key to effectively managing these lesions.