Bilateral ocular proptosis

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

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A known case of hyperthyroidism

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
CT

Abnormal protrusion of the globes bilaterally.

Case Discussion

On axial CT images and at a level of the lens , the distance from the anterior margin of the globe to interzygomatic line should not exceed 21 mm. If this distance exceeds 21 mm, it is compatible with proptosis 2.

In this case the distance from the anterior margin of the globe to the line is 23 mm on the right side and 25 mm onde the left side. The findings are comptible with ocular proptosis due to thyroid ophthalmopathy.

 

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Case information

rID: 20851
Case created: 17th Dec 2012
Last edited: 11th Feb 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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