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Apical decompression (CT)

This patient underwent urgent apical and orbital decompression. In this axial CT, note the increased space at the orbital apices bilaterally. This relief of optic nerve compression was associated with return of significant visual acuity and color vision. (Contributed by Dr. Mark Duffy.)

Associated Disorders

  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • Euthyroidism
  • Extraocular muscle enlargement
  • Generalized autoimmune diseases
  • Graves ophthalmopathy
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy