97th DOG Annual Meeting 1999

K45

RARE CAUSES OF EXOPHTHALMOS - POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS TO THE TREATMENT

M. Karolczak-Kulesza, H. Pecold-Stepniewska, M. Szwarc-Kasprzak, J. Wasiewicz-Rager

Depending on the cause and intensity (size), exophthalmos presents not only a cosmetic problem but it can nead to considerable eye function disorder as well. Authors present five cases of exophthalmos: orbital varix, lymphoma, orbital pseudotumor, orbital cellulitis, lymphocytic infiltration due to disseminated process. The diagnosis was based on clinical examination, ultrasonography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance, fine needle aspiration biopsy. Authors present possibilities and limits to the treatment of morbit units mentioned above.

Department of Ophthalmology of Karol Marcinkowski, University of Medical Sciences, 61-848 Poznan, Poland, Dluga St. 1/2


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