Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

: 2006  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 683--688

CT evaluation of proptosis

KK Sabharwal, AL Chouhan, S Jain 
 Department of Radio-diagnosis,Dr. S.N. Medical College & Associated Group of Hospitals, Jodhpur , Rajasthan, India

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K K Sabharwal
C-86, Shastri Nagar Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Objectives: To analyse the diagnostic role of CT scan in evaluation of proptosis Material and Methods: 50 patients presenting with proptosis were evaluated by CT scan. Role of CT was evaluated in defining the cause of proptosis and the nature and extent of the lesions causing proptosis. Results: .The most common lesion causing proptosis were tumours (46%) and infections (28%) followed by inflammation (18%), trauma (6%) and vascular (2%). CT scan findings in relation with the age of the patient, the clinical picture and laboratory investigations were able to give a correct diagnosis in 82% patients. Conclusion: CT scan can be considered as a cost effective, non invasive, reliable diagnostic tool for evaluation of proptosis.

How to cite this article:
Sabharwal K K, Chouhan A L, Jain S. CT evaluation of proptosis.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2006;16:683-688

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Sabharwal K K, Chouhan A L, Jain S. CT evaluation of proptosis. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];16:683-688
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