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      The Importance of Diagnostic Ultrasound (A- and B-Mode) of the Orbit, in Cases with Suspicious Tumors in the Paranasal Sinus Region

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          The results of ultrasonic findings of patients are discussed who, after a clinical histological and X-ray exanimation, revealed a tumor in the region of the paranasal sinus. Ultrasound diagnostic was performed with the equipment series 7000 (TAU) and 7900 S (linear SIMU) of Kretztechnik with 8-MC transducer. Four cases are demonstrated and discussed.Results confirm the possibility of localization of tumor in the orbit by echography.Findings also reveal that with the help of ultrasonic equipment used in ophthalmology for smooth tissues one possibly can detect early echographic hints for tumor affection of the orbit bones. This is possible also in cases which clinically show no exophthalmos or motility disturbances. Ultrasound examination is, therefore, indicated in all cases of suspicious tumors in the paranasal sinus region.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1971
          1971
          27 November 2009
          : 2
          : 3-4
          : 183-188
          Affiliations
          Clinical Institute of Experimental Ophthalmology, University of Bonn (Dir.: Prof. Dr. E. Weigelin)
          Article
          264559 Ophthal Res 1971;2:183–188
          10.1159/000264559
          © 1971 S. Karger AG, Basel

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