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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341792/the-blinding-thyroid-gland
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Lewis Lam, Rebecca Stack
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January 17, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336655/reversible-cicatricial-ectropion-associated-with-egfr-inhibitors
#2
Stacy Scofield-Kaplan, James Todaro, Bryan J Winn
The management of cicatricial ectropion resulting from epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors is unclear. We describe two cases of bilateral cicatricial ectropion following the use of an EGFR inhibitor who were treated with oral doxycycline, topical ophthalmic steroid and antibiotic ointment to the eyelids, and topical facial steroid cream with lubrication. The first case resolved with discontinuation of panitumumab infusions along with institution of the aforementioned regimen. However, it is unclear whether the resolution was from discontinuation of the infusions or from the instituted regimen...
January 16, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333949/the-reading-man-flap-for-reconstruction-of-large-periorbital-defects
#3
Elizabeth A Insull, Varajini Joganathan, Jonathan H Norris
PURPOSE: The "reading man" flap (RMF), a double advancement transposition cutaneous flap named for its appearance, has been described in the reconstruction of various circular skin defects, particularly in the malar region. We describe two cases where this flap was used to reconstruct the lower eyelid/periorbital region. METHODS: Two oculoplastic patients with lower eyelid basal cell carcinomas underwent Mohs micrographic excision resulting in a large skin defects...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333919/reconstruction-of-extensive-medial-canthal-defects-using-a-single-v-y-island-pedicle-flap
#4
Christopher M Stewart, Jonathan H Norris
The medial canthus represents one of the most challenging regions of the face to reconstruct due to the anatomical structures present, the concavity of the area, and the differences in skin texture. We present a case series of 11 patients whose defects were reconstructed with a single V-Y island pedicle flap running along the nasofacial sulcus. Our single-stage flap which modified and simplified a previously described technique achieves similar cosmetic and postoperative outcomes along with a high level of patient satisfaction in an area which can be reconstructed in a variety of ways, often with suboptimal results...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333918/modified-second-stage-hughes-tarsoconjunctival-reconstruction-for-lower-eyelid-defects
#5
Shruti Aggarwal, Christopher T Shah, Maria Kirzhner
To describe a novel technique utilizing an amniotic membrane graft (AMT) to create the mucocutaneous portion of the lower eyelid margin in a modified Hughes eyelid reconstruction for secondary revision or prevention of a hyperemic, hypertrophic conjunctival margin with excessive discharge. This was a retrospective, non-comparative interventional study. Thirty consecutive patients who underwent a modified Hughes reconstruction were included. The first step of the reconstruction was performed in a standard fashion using a tarsoconjunctival flap from the ipsilateral upper eyelid...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333908/false-positive-acetylcholine-receptor-antibodies-in-a-case-of-unilateral-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#6
Rehan Rajput, Amun Sachdev, Nizar Din, Erika Marie Damato, Aidan Murray
METHODS: We present a rare case with atypical presenting features of unilateral CPEO with a false positive Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (AchRA) test resulting in diagnostic delay. We illustrate the unilateral nature of this case and demonstrate the caveats of performing myogenic ptosis correction in such patients. We also discuss the differential diagnosis of false positive AchRA, a test commonly performed in the investigation of ptosis. RESULTS: A 34-year old female presented with a more than 3-year history of slowly-progressive, unilateral, right-sided restriction in eye movements and ptosis...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319400/deep-lateral-wall-orbital-decompression-following-strabismus-surgery-in-patients-with-type-ii-ophthalmic-graves-disease
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Michael P Ellis, Emily C Broxterman, Alan R Hromas, Thomas J Whittaker, Jason A Sokol
PURPOSE: Surgical management of ophthalmic Graves' disease traditionally involves, in order, orbital decompression, followed by strabismus surgery and eyelid surgery. Nunery et al. previously described two distinct sub-types of patients with ophthalmic Graves' disease; Type I patients exhibit no restrictive myopathy (no diplopia) as opposed to Type II patients who do exhibit restrictive myopathy (diplopia) and are far more likely to develop new-onset worsening diplopia following medial wall and floor decompression...
January 10, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319381/novel-use-of-non-echo-planar-diffusion-weighted-mri-in-monitoring-disease-activity-and-treatment-response-in-active-grave-s-orbitopathy-an-initial-observational-cohort-study
#8
Ravi Kumar Lingam, Pravin Mundada, Vickie Lee
AIM: To examine the novel use of non-echo-planar diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) in depicting activity and treatment response in active Grave's orbitopathy (GO) by assessing, with inter-observer agreement, for a correlation between its apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) and conventional Short tau Inversion Recovery (STIR) MRI signal-intensity ratios (SIRs). METHOD AND MATERIALS: A total of 23 actively inflamed muscles and 30 muscle response episodes were analysed in patients with active GO who underwent medical treatment...
January 10, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319378/nonhealing-orbital-floor-fracture-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-unique-presentation-of-pseudo-silent-sinus-syndrome
#9
Siwei Zhou, Katherine Duncan, S Tonya Stefko
Silent sinus syndrome was first described as spontaneous enophthalmos and hypoglobus associated with subclinical maxillary sinusitis without prior trauma or surgery. This clinical entity has later been described after trauma in which damage to the ostiomeatal complex leads to atelectasis of the maxillary sinus. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented 4 years after sustaining a non-operative orbital floor fracture with enophthalmos and transient diplopia. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated enlargement in size of the original orbital floor fracture and bilateral maxillary sinus disease...
January 10, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313402/a-case-report-of-a-primary-apocrine-adenocarcinoma-of-the-eyelid-with-literature-review
#10
C Pagano Boza, R Vigo, J E Premoli, J Croxatto, J Gonzalez Barlatay
INTRODUCTION: Primary Apocrine adenocarcinomas (PAA) are very infrequent tumors that are often confused initially with benign lesions. Little is known about this disease and there is still much to be clarified. We present a case of PAA on the eyelid successfully treated with surgery alone and a literature review regarding what is currently described about this disease. METHODS: Noncomparative, retrospective case report of a patient with PAA on the eyelid succesfully treated with surgery alone and a literautre review...
January 9, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313398/a-15-year-review-of-secondary-and-tertiary-optic-nerve-sheath-fenestration-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Andrew J Anzeljc, Patrick Frias, Brent R Hayek, Nancy Canter Weiner, Ted H Wojno, H Joon Kim
PURPOSE: Optic nerve sheath fenestration (ONSF) is a common surgical option for patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) with vision loss refractory to medical management. Little is known about the visual benefit of repeated ONSF. The authors aimed to assess the efficacy of secondary and tertiary ONSF in patients with IIH. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients with repeat ONSF for IIH at Emory University from 1999 to 2016...
January 9, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313397/detection-of-extrascleral-extension-in-uveal-melanoma-with-histopathological-correlation
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Christopher K H Burris, Vasilios P Papastefanou, Caroline Thaung, Marie Restori, Amit K Arora, Mandeep S Sagoo, Victoria M L Cohen
PURPOSE: Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy. Extrascleral extension (ESE) is rare, but associated with an increased rate of orbital recurrence and an overall poor prognosis. Clinical studies show low rates when compared with histological studies. Due to the prognostic importance of ESE, we sought to compare our clinical, intraoperative, and histological detection rates. DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional case series. METHODS: A list of eyes enucleated for uveal melanoma was compiled from the admissions records of the London Ocular Oncology Service during the 28-month period, i...
January 9, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313390/modified-treatment-of-distichiasis-with-direct-tarsal-strip-excision-without-mucosal-graft
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Assaf Rozenberg, Russell Pokroy, Paul Langer, Erez Tsumi, Morris Elias Hartstein
PURPOSE: To describe a new modified technique of direct tarsal excision for treatment of distichiasis. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent direct tarsal excision without grafting to treat distichiasis between December 2007 and November 2015. Gender, number of eyelids treated, follow-up time, and surgical outcome were recorded. The technique involved dividing the anterior and posterior lamella and excising a two mm tarsoconjunctival strip including the abnormal lash follicles, without suturing or mucosal graft...
January 9, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308959/choroidal-thickening-in-a-case-of-carotid-cavernous-fistula
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Julio González Martín-Moro, Marco Sales-Sanz, Noelia Oblanca-Llamazares, Angel Bustos-García, Jose Carlos Méndez-Cendón, Eduardo Fandiño
A 47-year-old woman was diagnosed with dural carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) in her right eye (RE). Scans of the choroid using Spectralis optic coherence tomography (OCT) demonstrated significant asymmetry in subfoveal choroidal thickness (RE 451 μm, left eye (LE) 367 μm). This asymmetry disappeared after the fistula was embolizated through the ophthalmic artery (RE 341 μm; LE 340 μm). This case suggests that OCT should be considered as an ancillary test in the diagnosis of CCF.
January 8, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308951/utilising-the-alexis-retractor-for-lateral-orbital-access-a-case-series
#15
Yun Wong, Princeton Lee, Timothy Sullivan
Lateral orbital surgery is challenging and typically involves the use of multiple traction sutures and retractors. This case series describes a novel technique utilising the Alexis retractor to provide access for lateral orbital surgery. Thirteen cases were included and the surgical technique has been described and illustrated. There were no post-operative infections or complications and the Alexis retractor provided excellent exposure whilst reducing the need for further surgical retractors.
January 8, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308942/bilateral-orbital-compartment-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
#16
Sonia Huang, Michelle T Sun, Davis Garry, Fitzgerald Jude, Selva Dinesh, Tim Henderson
A 39-year-old male developed bilateral periorbital oedema and tense orbits in keeping with orbital compartment syndrome (OCS) shortly after presenting to the emergency department for uncontrollable epistaxis. Bilateral lateral canthotomy and inferior cantholysis was performed within 30 minutes of onset, with the left side further decompressed via superior cantholysis. Computed tomography demonstrated bilateral proptosis and optic nerve stretch, but no intraorbital haemorrhage or haematoma. Laboratory findings were consistent with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and sepsis of unknown origin...
January 8, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303395/acute-primary-angle-closure-after-periorbital-facial-procedures-report-of-four-cases-and-literature-review
#17
Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, Maria Sharepour, Hamed Sianati, Parya Abdolalizadeh
AIMS: To report four cases of acute primary angle closure (PAC) after blepharoplasty and forehead lifting procedures and review the previous reported cases in the literature. METHODS: Four female subjects with age range of 50-67 years developed PAC 2-5 days after blepharoplasty and endoscopic forehead lifting procedures. All presented with pain, nausea, blurred vision, red eye, and eyelid swelling. Diagnosis was delayed in the first subject because of considering the signs and symptoms as usual postoperative ones...
January 5, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303394/complete-inferior-rectus-muscle-transection-secondary-to-orbital-blowout-fracture
#18
Jonathan M Carrere, Kyle T Lewis
Complete extraocular muscle transection is uncommon in the setting of blunt trauma. We report a case of a 53-year-old male that developed diplopia after hitting his face directly on a concrete slab after a fall. On examination, he had a right hypertropia with a complete infraduction deficit. A CT scan of the face showed an orbital floor blowout fracture with complete inferior rectus transection. On surgical exploration, the distal and proximal ends of the muscle were identified and sutured together, and the floor fracture was repaired...
January 5, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303391/association-between-oral-fluoroquinolone-use-and-lateral-canthal-tendon-rupture-case-report
#19
Rashed N Alhabshan, Tamer N Mansour
It is well established and documented that fluoroquinolone use is associated with the development of tendinopathy. However, little is known about the possible effects of this class of antibiotics on the orbit. We present a case of lateral canthal tendon rupture that presented with an acute right lower eyelid ectropion in a young, renal compromised patient in the setting of recent fluoroquinolone use for pneumonia. Eye care clinicians need to be aware of the possible effects of fluoroquinolones on the eyelids...
January 5, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303390/orbital-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-masquerading-as-invasive-fungal-sinusitis
#20
David Xu, Shawn R Lin, Laura Bonelli, Ben J Glasgow, Robert A Goldberg
A 55-year-old man presented with unilateral orbital inflammation and no light perception vision. Imaging revealed infiltrative enhancement of the optic nerve, orbit, and intracranial tissue. The case was suspicious for invasive fungal disease, but ultimate workup and orbital biopsy revealed granulomatosis with polyangiitis. The patient's inflammation resolved with corticosteroid and rituximab therapy. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a systemic vasculitis that can mimic a number of orbital pathologies.
January 5, 2018: Orbit
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