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Title: Orbital pseudotumor: Clinical features and outcomes
Authors: Niphon Chirapapaisan
Wanicha Chuenkongkaew
Kanograt Pornpanich
Sumalee Vangveeravong
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2007
Citation: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology. Vol.25, No.4 (2007), 215-218
Abstract: To describe the clinical characteristics of orbital pseudotumor, a retrospective analysis was performed on patients with orbital pseudotumor at Siriraj Hospital for ten years. Forty-nine patients (24 males and 25 females; 62 eyes) with a mean age of 43.75 years were included (a mean follow-up of 25 months). Thirty-six patients (73.5%) had unilateral disease. The clinical features were proptosis (79.6%), ocular motor deficit (61.2%), pain (51%), lid swelling or lid mass (44.9%), ptosis (24.5%), and chemosis (18.4%). The most common presenting sign was proptosis (49%). All were treated with corticosteroids with clinical improvement in 40 (81.6%) patients. Ten (83.3%) of 12 patients with visual loss improved with mean recovery time of 10.3 days. Ocular motility recovered in 24 (80%) patients, occurring an average of 17.8 days after initiation of therapy. It is concluded that the clinical features of orbital pseudotumor are varied. Most patients were improved with corticosteroids treatment.
ISSN: 0125877X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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