Hereditary Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles

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Identifier 19810124_nanos_sciplatform2_01
Title Hereditary Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles
Creator Stephen F. Johnson, MD
Subject Hereditary Fibrosis; Extraocular Muscles; Ptosis; Proximal Limb Weakness
Description Hereditary fibrosis of the extraocular muscles is an unusual condition. Many neurologists have never heard of it. It may be a source of puzzlement to ophthalmologists as well. Typically, a patient with this condition has ptosis; restricted extraocular movements even with forced ductions; and a hyperextended posture of the neck to compensate for the eye problems. There may be associated hyperopia; ambiyopia, or cataracts. At surgery for correction of ptosis and eye deviation, the extraocular muscle tissue is found to be partially or totally replaced by fibrous bands. Several families with affected members in 5 successive generations have been reported -- an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1981: Scientific Platform Presentations (Session 2)
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1981 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 1981. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6283f9f
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2014-05-29
Date Modified 2014-05-29
ID 183767
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