Neuro-ophthalmologic dilemma: Chronic optic neuritis?

Ronald M. Burde, John Gittinger, John L. Keltner, Neil R. Miller

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Abstract

A patient with an 8-month history of chronic progressive visual loss was referred to the Neuro-ophthalmology Consult Office of Washington University with a diagnosis of chronic optic neuritis. Previous diagnostic studies, including CAT scan, had been negative. Because chronic progressive visual loss is considered a hallmark of mass lesion, more vigorous investigation, including repeat CAT scans, was undertaken, leading to the diagnosis and removal of a 2 cm meningioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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Keywords

  • Chronic progressive visual loss
  • computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
  • meningioma
  • tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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