Chiasmal cavernoma: A rare cause of acute visual loss improved by prompt surgery

Hadas Newman, Margalit Nevo, Shlomi Constantini, Shimon Maimon, Anat Kesler

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Abstract

We report a 16-year-old healthy boy who presented with sudden loss of vision in both eyes, accompanied by a mild headache. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a chiasmal apoplexy. An urgent craniotomy revealed a cavernous malformation of the chiasm, which was evacuated. There was a subsequent dramatic improvement in bilateral visual acuity and visual field defects. This case report emphasizes the importance of rapid diagnosis and surgery of an anterior visual pathway cavernous malformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-417
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Chiasmal apoplexy
  • Optic chiasm
  • Visual loss

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