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Lateral rectus variant mimicking orbital pathology
  1. A ASSI
  1. Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward 7 Hospital,
  2. Windsor SL4 3DP
  3. Department of Radiology, King Edward 7 Hospital,
  4. Windsor SL4 3DP
  1. S GHIACY
  1. Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward 7 Hospital,
  2. Windsor SL4 3DP
  3. Department of Radiology, King Edward 7 Hospital,
  4. Windsor SL4 3DP
  1. Mr A Assi, 6 The Mount, 76 Bedford Gardens, London W8 7EJ.

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Editor,—We present the case of a patient with unilateral lateral rectus muscle anomaly on computed tomography (CT) scan mimicking orbital pathology. A repeat scan 3 months later and a literature search confirmed this to be an anatomical variant of the involved muscle.

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