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Orbital periostitis or fibrosis associated with unilateral orbital pain, slight proptosis, tenderness over the eyeball, and paralysis of the first, fourth, and third cranial nerves and the first and second divison of the sensory component of the fifth cranial nerve.



J. S. Cheah, G. A. Ransome:
Collier's syndrome (orbital periostitis).

Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, 1970; 1: 277-278.

Stanley Jablonski:
Jablonski’s Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic diseases.
Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.

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