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January 1990

Acute-Onset Brown's Syndrome Associated With Pansinusitis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Saunders and Stratas) and Radiology (Dr Holgate), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and the Department of Ophthalmology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, La (Dr Gordon).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(1):58-60. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070030064029

• We treated a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy with acquired Brown's syndrome associated with pansinusitis. In both patients, the diagnosis was established roentgenographically, and the patients were treated with oral antibiotics. Systemic corticosteroids were used in one case, although their clinical value was uncertain. Patients presenting with acute-onset Brown's syndrome of undetermined cause should undergo computed imaging of the orbits and paranasal sinuses.

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