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A 37-year-old member asked:

the doctors say my baby needs a ct scan of orbits. what does that mean?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ask your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
Dr. John Park
Dr. John Park answered
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
View eye sockets: Your doctor has ordered the orbital ct scan to evaluate the eyes, eye socket and its contents. You should ask your doctor why your child needs the ct scan. Specifically as him what he/she is worried about and what he is looking for.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Orbital pathology: Your doctors suspect there might be some abnormality of the tissues surrounding one of your childs' eyes. A CT scan is a good way to get a picture of this and determine if there is a problem. It can also aid in determining what to do about it. Your child must have something that called this area to their attention.

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