Abadie's sign of exophthalmic goiter

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Abadie's sign of exophthalmic goiter is Spasm of the Levator Palpebrae Superioris muscle with retraction of the upper lid (so that sclera is visible above cornea) seen in Graves-Basedow disease which, together with exophthalmos causes the bulging eyes appearance.

Photo showing Abadie's sign of exopthalmic goiter in a man with Graves' disease.

It is named for Jean Marie Charles Abadie.[1][2]

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  1. ^ synd/53 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ Whitworth, Judith A.; Firkin, Barry G. (1996). Dictionary of medical eponyms. New York: Parthenon Pub. ISBN 1-85070-333-7.