Herpes zoster ophthalmicus with orbital pseudotumor syndrome complicated by optic nerve infarction and cerebral granulomatous angiitis: MR-pathologic correlation

F. J. Lexa, S. L. Galetta, David Mark Yousem, M. Farber, J. C. Oberholtzer, S. W. Atlas

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The authors describe a 41-year-old woman with herpes zoster ophthalmicus and extensive intracranial and orbital involvement as documented by MR and pathologically. MR showed all of the lesions that led to the ophthalmoplegia and pseudotumor syndrome, the periaxial infarct of the distal optic nerve, pontine infarcts, and granulomatous angiitis of the meningeal vessels. MR is useful in both detection and monitoring of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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