Orbital fat herniation frequently presents as a prominent unilateral mass near the lateral canthus of the eye, where it poses a fundamental question: benign or malignant? As dermatologists, we will encounter this seldom-described benign mass. The differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment options are discussed in the context of a patient case.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Brett King, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, LCI 501, PO Box 208059, New Haven, CT 06520 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: July 23, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.405.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.