Magnetic resonance imaging of acquired Brown syndrome in a patient with psoriasis

Jennifer E. Thorne*, Nicholas J. Volpe, Grant T. Liu

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PURPOSE: To report the occurrence of acquired Brown syndrome and associated magnetic resonance imaging findings in a patient with psoriasis. METHODS: A 42-year-old woman with a history of psoriasis developed pain, double vision, and limited elevation of her left eye in adduction. An orbital magnetic resonance image with gadolinium enhancement was obtained. RESULTS: Orbital magnetic resonance image disclosed abnormal enhancement of the left trochlea/tendon complex. The patient's symptoms resolved with corticosteroid therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Acquired Brown syndrome may be associated with psoriasis. The inflammation of the trochlea/tendon complex that can cause acquired Brown syndrome can be demonstrated on magnetic resonance image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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