My mother is 87 years and has been recently had a CT scan because of a dull
headache she has been having for the last 4-6 weeks. The CT scan report is as follows:
No intracranial abnormality. 12 mm intraconal left orbital lesion consistent withhemangioma
, venouse varix, less likely lymphoma. There is an enhancing intraconal mass in the left orbit
, lateral and superior to the optic nerve. The lesion measures
9 x 12 mm. Consider unenhanced and
enhanced orbital MRI for further evaluation. My question, if she decides to have
the MRI and surgery is recommended, what does this entail? Since she is 87 years old
with a birthday next month, would this be risky surgery at her age and body weight
of 103 pounds? If she doesn't have the surgery, what might happen to her?
Her doctor said that she could have possibly had this growth since birth. Will her eye have to be removed to do the surgery or is it done through the nose? Thank you
for your expertise!