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Title: Orbital myositis following an upper respiratory tract infection: contribution of high resolution CT and MRI
Authors: Casteels, Ingele ×
De Bleecker, C
Demaerel, Philippe
Van Wilderode, W
Missotten, Luc
Wilms, Guy
Baert, A L #
Issue Date: Jun-1991
Series Title: Journal Belge de Radiologie vol:74 issue:1 pages:45-7
Abstract: A case of isolated unilateral extraocular muscle myositis following an acute upper respiratory tract infection is reported. Painful eye movements, restricted eye motility and exophthalmus but a normal visual acuity are the most important clinical findings. High resolution contrast enhanced CT and MRI are the imaging modalities of choice to differentiate from other orbital pathologies. The solitary enlarged muscle was clearly seen on both the contrast enhanced CT and the MR examination. Preseptal cellulitis was better seen on MRI, whereas high resolution CT was superior in the demonstration of periscleritis. Graves' ophthalmopathy and orbital cellulitis first have to be excluded. Corticosteroids are the therapy of choice in orbital myositis. A control, contrast enhanced CT after 4 weeks showed an almost normal muscle.
ISSN: 0021-7646
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Research Group Ophthalmology
Translational MRI (+)
Alumni, Faculty of Medicine
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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