Orbital Involvement in Wegener’s Granulomatosis

  • G. Duncker
  • B. Nölle
  • R. Asmus
  • H. Koltze
  • R. Rochels
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 336)

Summary

Orbital granulomas may complicate the course of Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG). Granulomas that grow and compress the optic nerve may lead to blindness. Careful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for early detection and follow-up of intraorbital granulomas. Sufficient systemic immunosuppressive treatment should be given as usual for Wegener’s granulomatosis. In order to preserve vision orbital decompression may be necessary in rapidly progressive pseudotumor of the orbit.

Keywords

Optic Nerve Ethmoid Sinus Systemic Immunosuppression Orbital Cellulitis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Show 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Duncker
    • 1
  • B. Nölle
    • 1
  • R. Asmus
    • 2
  • H. Koltze
    • 2
  • R. Rochels
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic for OphthalmologyUniversity of KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Clinic for Radiological DiagnosticsUniversity of KielKielGermany

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