Abadie's sign of exophthalmic goiter

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Abadie's sign of exophthalmic goiter is a medical sign characterized by 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.[1]

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

It is named for Jean Marie Charles Abadie.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Bhat, Sriram; M, Sriram Bhat (30 December 2012). SRB's Manual of Surgery. JP Medical Ltd. p. 1277. ISBN 978-93-5025-944-3. 
  2. ^ synd/53 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ Whitworth, Judith A.; Firkin, Barry G. (1996). Dictionary of medical eponyms. New York: Parthenon Pub. ISBN 1-85070-333-7.