Sphenoidal pneumosinus dilatans with bilateral optic nerve meningiomas. Case report

L. W. Hirst, N. R. Miller, G. S. Allen

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Abstract

The authors report a case of bilateral progressive visual loss in a patient with a radiological diagnosis of sphenoidal pneumosinus dilatans. At craniotomy, bilaterally symmetrical menigiomas of the optic nerve sheaths were found at the intracranial optic foramina. Reported cases of sphenoidal pneumosinus dilatans as well as bilateral meningiomas of the optic nerve sheaths are reviewed. The possible mechanisms of visual loss in pneumosinus dilatans and the management of nerve sheath and planum sphenoidale meningiomas are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-407
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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