Orbital tuberculosis mimicking an ocular malignancy: a case report
Background: Tuberculosis (TB), a multi-systemic disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is associated with a high burden of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diagnosis of TB in children is challenging, particularly when it presents in rarer sites such as the eye. We present a case of a female Ghanaian toddler with a right orbital mass which mimicked an orbital malignancy and was confirmed as TB on histopathology. This case report highlights the need for a high index of suspicion for TB among children who present with orbital masses, especially in TB-endemic regions.