Bilateral ocular proptosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Known hyperthyroidism

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

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
Published: 17th Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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