Acquired reversible Brown syndrome caused by focal abscess of the superior oblique muscle

Julius T. Oatts, Jefferson Doyle, Mary Magdalene U. Dodd, Iason S. Mantagos, Linda R. Dagi

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A 16-year-old boy with a history of relapsed acute myeloid leukemia and a right lower lobe lung abscess confirmed to be Aspergillus presented for a baseline eye examination prior to consideration of bone marrow transplantation. He noted double vision in up-and-left gaze, and his examination was consistent with an acquired right-sided Brown syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 4 mm rim-enhancing inflammatory focus in the right superior oblique muscle. His Brown syndrome resolved after treatment with systemic antimicrobials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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