Abadie's sign (exopthalmos)
Citation, DOI and article data
Iqbal, S., Botz, B. Abadie's sign (exopthalmos). Reference article, Radiopaedia.org. (accessed on 29 Nov 2021) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-94507
Abadie's sign is a medical sign of hyperthyroidism that is described by exophthalmos of both eyeballs, it is primarily caused by levator palpebrae superioris muscle spasm and appears as a clinically bulging eyes appearance 1.
History and etymology
Jean Marie Charles Abadie (1842–1932) was a French ophthalmologist who described this eponymous sign. His works on multiple eye conditions includes trachoma and glaucoma.
- 1. Saraci G & Treta A. Ocular Changes and Approaches of Ophthalmopathy in Basedow - Graves- Parry- Flajani Disease. Maedica (Bucur). 2011;6(2):146-52. PMC3239395 - Pubmed