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In 30 human orbits the ciliary ganglion with its motor (parasympathetic), sympathetic and sensory roots and the short ciliary nerves were dissected under the surgical microscope. The ganglion was situated near the orbital apex, between the optic nerve, abducens nerve, lateral rectus muscle and the ophthalmic artery. In 2 cases the motor, parasympathetic… (More)
Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis is a rare complication of facial infections, particularly of the dangerous triangle (nose and upper lip) and less often of the orbit, middle ear, pharynx or teeth. Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequent causative agent. Prompt diagnosis and early aggressive antibiotic therapy, with or without anticoagulants, is… (More)
Visceral larva migrans (VLM) is endemic in Israel; therefore, a positive serology is not unusual in our general population. The clinical manifestations of the disease may mimic other clinical conditions. Sometimes life-threatening disorders have to be considered in the differential diagnosis. This diagnostic dilemma can be solved occasionally only by… (More)
A 61-year-old female presented with a tumor of her left superior orbital rim, which caused blepharoptosis and slight displacement of the globe. X-ray films showed a lytic defect in the frontal bone, while a computed tomography revealed the tumor to extend along the orbital roof, as well as to involve the posterior lamina of the frontal bone. A biopsy taken… (More)
Histologic examination of ten leaking filtering blebs revealed an epithelial tract running from the surface of the bleb down to the episclera in eight cases. These epithelial tracts were considered the real cause of the persistent leakage.