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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-32
Clinical Approach to Ophthalmoplegia in Renal Transplant Recipients Differential Diagnosis and Case Illustration


Department of Neurosciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Saeed A Bohlega
Department of Neuroscience, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P.O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia
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A 57 year-old man presented six months after undergoing renal transplantation with the orbital apex syndrome comprising of retro-orbital pain, visual loss and complete ophthalmoplegia. Pathological examination from the granulomatous-like mass in the apex of the right orbit showed branching hyphae with the characteristic appearance of aspergillus. The differential diagnosis of such a lesion in an immunocompromised patient is discussed.


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