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Differential Diagnosis For Ptosis, unilateral (blepharoptosis)

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List of current finding(s):

Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Mucormycosis, rhinocerebral/phycomyco's
Poliomyelitis, paralytic, bulbar
Infected organ, Abscesses
Infections
Ethmoid sinusitis
Hordeolum, internal
Sty/Hordeolum eyelid
Cellulitis, orbital
Granulomatous, Inflammatory Disorders
Orbital inflammatory disease
Neoplastic Disorders
Neoplasms/tumors
Anaplastic Astrocytoma
Brain tumor
Orbit tumor
Carcinoma, bronchogenic
Craniopharyngioma
Glioblastoma multiforme
Pancoast tumor/syndrome
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Porphyria, acute intermittent
Diabetic third nerve mononeuropathy
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Congenital ptosis
Syringobulbia
Syringomyelia
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Subdural hematoma
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Cerebral vascular accident
Intracerebral hemorrhage
Stroke syndrome
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Strokes, multiple, small/syndrome
Cavernous sinus thrombosis
Cerebral thrombosis
Aneurysm, CNS/Berry aneurysm
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Cluster headache syndrome (Horton's)
Increased intracranial pressure
Cluster/hemicrania eye/headache variant
Hyperthyroidism (Graves disease)
Myasthenia gravis
Thyrotoxic ophthalmopathy
Migraine, ophthalmoplegic/ophthalmic
Reference to Organ System
Brain disorders
Contralateral cerebral cortex lesion
Cavernous sinus disorder/lesion
Third nerve palsy (oculomotor n.)
Horner's syndrome
Eponymic, Esoteric Disorders
Tolosa-Hunt syndrome
Heirarchical Major Groups
Orbit disorders
Brain stem disorders
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Botulism
Lead encephalopathy
Synonyms
Caudal displacement, Displacement caudal, Displacement downward, Displacement inferior, Downward displacement, Inferior displacement, Procidentia, Prolapse, Prolapse (morphologic abnormality), Prolapses, PTOSIS, Unilateral
Definition

Ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid, it may be bilateral as commonly seen in myesthenia graves or may be unilateral as in unilateral 3rd cranial nerve palsy.

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