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Type: Journal article
Title: Pulsating enophthalmos in association with an orbital varix
Author: Prabhakaran, V.
Selva-Nayagam, D.
Citation: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 2009; 57(3):225-227
Publisher: Medknow Publications Pvt Ltd.
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0301-4738
1998-3689
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Venkatesh C Prabhakaran, Dinesh Selva
Abstract: We report a case of pulsating enophthalmos secondary to orbital varix associated with orbital bony defects. A 64-year-old female with pulsating enophthalmos of the right eye was found to have a right orbital mass with bony defects of the orbit. Valsalva maneuver failed to induce proptosis. The diagnosis of orbital varix was confirmed by exploratory orbitotomy. During general anesthesia for orbitotomy, proptosis of the right eye was noted. Ophthalmologists should be aware of the association between orbital varices and cranial bony defects and encephaloceles. Proptosis induced by general anesthesia and positive pressure ventilation suggests an underlying distensible venous anomaly.
Keywords: Orbital varix; pulsating enophthalmos
RMID: 0020090616
DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.49399
Appears in Collections:Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications

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