[Computed tomographic volumetry of the orbit in endocrine orbitopathy]

Rofo. 1989 Nov;151(5):597-601. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1047248.
[Article in German]


The volumes of the four recti muscles and the orbital fat was measured by CT in 40 normal persons and in 60 patients with clinically confirmed Graves' disease. Compared with normal persons, 42 patients (70%) showed an increase in muscle volume and 28 patients (46.7%) an increase in the amount of fat. In nine patients (15%) muscle volume was normal, but the fat was increased. By using volumetric measurements, the amount of fat in the orbits in patients with Graves' disease could be determined.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / diagnostic imaging
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Graves Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oculomotor Muscles / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbit / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*