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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Rau, Andrea; Klopfer, Matthias; Rommel, Niklas; Rau-Fornefeld, Mechthild; Kolk, Andreas 
Title:
Extraocular muscle repositioning as the last therapeutic option for a patient with a severe course of Graves' Ophthalmopathy: a case report. 
Abstract:
Graves' disease is a common autoimmune inflammatory condition of the thyroid. About one in four of affected patients also develop orbital symptoms like exophthalmos, proptosis and diplopia - called Graves' Ophthalmopathy. Not all patients respond well to the standard therapy of systemic glucocorticoid administration. The inflammatory swelling of the intraorbital muscles can lead to pressure-induced damage of the optic nerve. Orbital decompression surgery is a therapeutic option for these patient...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMC Ophthalmol 
Year:
2018 
Journal volume:
18 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
56 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Augenheilkunde