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proptosis

 [prop-to´sis]
forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye.
Proptosis of eye. Note lid retraction and exposed sclera above and below cornea. From Stein et al., 2000.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (ek'sof-thal'mos),
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
Synonym(s): proptosis
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]

proptosis

/prop·to·sis/ (prop-to´sis) forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye.

proptosis

(prŏp-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. propto·ses (-sēz)
Forward displacement of an organ, especially an eyeball.

proptosis

[proptō′sis]
Etymology: L, pro + ptosis, falling
a bulging, protrusion, or forward displacement of a body organ or area.
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Proptosis of the right eye

proptosis

Medtalk Forward displacement of the eyeball. See Exophthalmos.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (eks'of-thal'mos, -mŭs)
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
Synonym(s): proptosis.
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]

proptosis

Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball. Also known as EXOPHTHALMOS. Proptosis is cause by any process that increases the bulk of the soft tissues in the ORBIT behind the eyeball.

proptosis (präp·tōˑ·ss),

n a protrusion or bulging of a bodily region or organ, such as the eye.
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Proprioceptors.

proptosis 

Abnormal forward displacement of one eye. It is a sign of a severe orbital disorder, such as a tumour, inflammation, or thyroid eye disease. See orbital cellulitis; Graves' disease; exophthalmometer; exophthalmos; carotid-venous fistula.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (eks'of-thal'mos, -mŭs)
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology.
Synonym(s): proptosis.
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]

proptosis (proptō´sis),

n the forward displacement or protrusion of the eyeball. See also exophthalmos.

proptosis

forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye; exophthalmos.
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In our patient, proptosis was present as a result of compression of the orbit due to a lamina papricea defect; no pathology was found preoperatively by an ophthalmologist in eye movements and visual examination.
The aim of this study was to assess proptosis measurement by MDCT and to compare it with Hertel exophthalmometry as the current standard.
Se considera la biopsia-descompresion solo en casos de vision no util, con proptosis acentuada, extension intracraneana o con crecimiento hacia el nervio contralateral, lo que es raro en tumores primarios, siendo mas propio de los secundarios (1,2,5,6).
At the end of 1 year, she visited our clinic again with chemosis, proptosis, and painful external ophthalmoplegia in her right eye.
Based on the six confirmed cases of GS involving the skull base and our case report, headache was the most common presenting symptoms (n = 6, 86%); proptosis was not previously observed, whereas cranial neuropathies, papilledema, and mass effect were inconsistently reported.
The patient showed drastic improvement in vision, extraocular movements and proptosis on follow-up visits.
Giant cemento-ossifying fibroma of the maxilla causing proptosis in a young patient.
The mass extended to the retrorbital area compressing inferior muscles causing proptosis, with no globe involvement or bone destruction, and the optic nerve displaced superiorly (Fig.
Thereafter forced ductions were 3/4 in all directions and proptosis improved markedly.
At the time of admission physical examination of the patient showed pale skin, right-eye proptosis, ptosis, right central facial paralysis, -external ophthalmoplegia, abdominal distention, enlarged superficial.
Watch out for associated signs like lid swelling, proptosis, conjunctival papillae, corneal ulcers and corneal oedema to assist in the diagnosis.
Cavernous hemangioma mostly occurs as a well defined, encapsulated intraconal mass which is often unilateral and solitary and present as slowly progressive proptosis.