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December 1968

Needle Aspiration of Malignant (Progressive) Endocrine Exophthalmos

Author Affiliations

New York
From the departments of ophthalmology, Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(6):703-704. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050705003

Needle aspiration of orbital fluid in a patient with malignant (progressive) endocrine exophthalmos and generalized myasthenia gravis resulted in immediate regression of the proptosis and the chemosis, obviated the need for decompression, and permitted tarsorrhaphy. Biochemical studies on the orbital fluid showed it not to be a true transudate.

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