Lateral Rectus Superior Compartment Palsy – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To employ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to seek evidence of compartmental lateral rectus atrophy consistent with a lesion involving selective denervation of only 1 of the 2 neuromuscular compartments of the lateral rectus.Design: Prospective observational case-control series.Methods: At a single institution, surface coil coronal MRI was obtained at 312 μm resolution in quasi-coronal planes 2 mm thick throughout the orbit in 20 normal volunteers and 18 patients with unilateral lateral rectus palsy fixated monocularly on a target placed in central gaze. Maximum cross sections and posterior volumes of the superior and inferior lateral rectus compartments were computed and correlated with clinical (Read more...)

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