Ptosis due to Extraocular Muscle Swelling


60-year old gentleman presented with 5-day history of left sided ptosis and proptosis. He had conjunctival congestion. He was a diabetic, however, he had no history of thyroid disease. MRI brain showed swelling of left superior rectus, levator palpebrae superioris and lateral rectus muscles on the left side. Differential diagnosis include: Thyroid eye disease, idiopathicContinue reading “Ptosis due to Extraocular Muscle Swelling”

Natural Progression of Neurocysticercosis Without Treatment


Single lesion of neurocysticercosis (tape worm infection of brain) is a common cause of seizures. In most of these cases, only anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are advised. Anti-helminthic treatment with albendazole is usually not recommended, as most of these lesions spontaneously resolve over time. This is in contrast to patients with multiple brain lesions in NCC,Continue reading “Natural Progression of Neurocysticercosis Without Treatment”