A complex orbit

D. Gupta, B. Hemmant, T. Marshall

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    Abstract

    Wegener's Granulomatosis (WG) in its limited form can be a challenging diagnosis. ANCA, radiological investigations and histology should be interpreted in light of clinical findings. A delay in diagnosis can have profound visual consequences. Immunosuppressive therapy and co-morbidities can mask signs of orbital sepsis. A low threshold for further exploration and biopsy should be maintained if an orbital abscess is suspected. This report describes a complex case of WG that illustrates the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges inherent in this form of orbital inflammatory disease.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-299
    Number of pages3
    JournalOrbit
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2008

    Keywords

    • Abscess
    • Immunosuppression
    • Wegener's granulomatosis

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