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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005, pp. 64-67
Bioline Code: mj05011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005, pp. 64-67

 en CASE REPORT - GALLIUM SCAN IN DIAGNOSING OCULAR SARCOIDOSIS
Shatriah Ismail, Zunaina Embong, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam

Abstract

A 40-year-old man presented with floaters and painless progressive blurring of vision in the right eye for one month duration. Visual acuity in the right eye was 6/24. There was mild anterior chamber reaction and vitritis. The optic disc was swollen and elevated with presence of granulomatous lesion in the optic disc head. Blood investigations were unremarkable. Serum angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) was normal and conjunctival biopsy showed presence of inflammatory cells. B-Scan ultrasound revealed an echo-dense lesion in the optic nerve head. There was increased uptake of the right lacrimal gland and presence of 'Panda sign' with Gallium scan. A diagnosis of right ocular sarcoidosis was made base on the clinical features and Gallium scan.

Keywords
Ocular sarcoidosis, Gallium scan

 
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