Computed tomography of orbital myositis

S. C. Dresner, W. E. Rothfus, T. L. Slamovits, J. S. Kennerdell, H. D. Curtin

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Abstract

The computed tomographic (CT) scans of 11 consecutive patients with orbital myositis were reviewed to better characterize the CT appearance of this condition. The findings in this series differed from those of previous reports in several ways. Multiple muscle involvement predominated. Bilateral involvement was more frequent than previously reported. Enlargement of the tendon as well as the muscle was a frequent finding, but a normal tendinous insertion did not preclude the diagnosis of orbital myositis. Although the CT appearance of orbital myositis is often helpful, the findings are not pathognomonic; correlation with history, clinical findings, and therapeutic response must be considered in making the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume143
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Dresner, S. C., Rothfus, W. E., Slamovits, T. L., Kennerdell, J. S., & Curtin, H. D. (1984). Computed tomography of orbital myositis. American Journal of Roentgenology, 143(3), 671-674. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.143.3.671