Thyroid-associated orbitopathy

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard



Note the resemblance of the enlarged medial rectus muscles on the axial images to the shape of the Coca-Cola bottle. The belly is wide (like the body of the bottle), and the tendinous insertion narrow (like the neck of the bottle).

Case Discussion

CT through the orbits of a patient with known thyroid-associated orbitopathy, demonstrating enlargement of the superior, inferior and medial rectus muscles. 

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Case information

rID: 9365
Published: 8th Apr 2010
Last edited: 16th Oct 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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