Nevus of Ota with midface tumors and a vanishing orbital mass

Caroline C. Swift, Nicholas J. Hackett, James P. Chandler, Erin N. McComb*

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Nevus of Ota, also known as oculodermal melanocytosis, is a benign melanocytic lesion that develops along the distribution of the V1 and V2 branches of the trigeminal nerve. Prior reports have described the typical imaging and clinical features of nevus of Ota. We present a rare case of a 31 year-old female with midface tumors and presumed hemorrhage into an orbital lesion in the setting of nevus of Ota resulting in acute loss of vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Intralesional hemorrhage
  • Melanocytic tumors
  • Nevus of Ota

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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