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The challenge of orbital decompression in a patient with multiple autoimmune diseases and graves' orbitopathy: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20302412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association between multiple autoimmune diseases can make management of the ocular proptosis very difficult and challenging for the orbit surgeon. We report an interesting case of a patient affected by Stiff person syndrome, type-1 diabetes and Graves' disease with Graves' orbitopathy, who underwent orbital decompression. Anaesthesiologic problems, as well as factors affecting the post-operative result, are discussed in detail; pertinent literature review was performed and discussed.
Stefano Sellari-Franceschini; Luigi Bartalena; Veronica Seccia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1744-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Orbit     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301221     Medline TA:  Orbit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuroscience Department, University of Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics / administration & dosage
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*,  diagnosis
Diplopia / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Graves Ophthalmopathy / complications*,  diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Oculomotor Muscles / pathology*
Orbital Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Stiff-Person Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
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