Subconjunctival Fat Prolapse: What Radiologists Need to Know?Correspondence Address :
Dr. Barun Kumar Sharma
Professor, Department of Radiology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences,
5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok-737102, India.
Subconjunctival fat prolapse is a rare benign entity or disease presenting as fat containing epibulbar mass in lateral canthus region. Weakness of Tenon’s capsule secondary to age, trauma or any surgery leads to herniation of intraconal fat. Radiologists should be aware of the condition and its imaging features. We report a case of 70-year-old obese man presenting with bilateral soft yellowish lateral canthal mass. Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed typical imaging features of epibulbar fatty lesion in continuation with the intraconal fat.
Computed Tomography, Epibulbar mass, Magenatic Resonance Imaging, Subconjunctival fat prolapse
Gorky Medhi, Barun Kumar Sharma, Ezzat Khalda. SUBCONJUNCTIVAL FAT PROLAPSE: WHAT RADIOLOGISTS NEED TO KNOW?. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Jul 20 ]; 11:TD01-TD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 12, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 04, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 05, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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