The Vulnerable Visual Field

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Identifier walsh_2009_s2_c4
Title The Vulnerable Visual Field
Creator Chung, Sophia M.
Subject Brain Neoplasms; Optic Nerve Neoplasms; Germinoma; Vision, Low; Pupil Disorders; Optic Atrophy
Presenting Symptom Progressive loss of vision OD; Headache; Periocular pain
History A 24-year old female with loss of vision OD associated with ipsilateral headache and pain on eye movement.
Clinical VA: NLP OD, 20/20 OS; RAPD OD; Temporal VF defect OS
Neuroimaging MRI
Pathology Intracranial germ cell tumor
Disease/Diagnosis Primary optic nerve/chiasmal germinoma
Treatment Steroids; Antineoplastic agents; XRT
References 1. Bowman CB, Farris BK. Primary chiasmal germinoma. J Clin Neuro-ophthalmol 10:9-17, 1990. 2. Echevarria ME, Fangusaro J, Goldman S. Pediatric central nervous system germ cell tumors: a review. The Oncologist 13:690-699, 2008. 3. Iizuka H, Nojima T, Kadoya S. Germinoma of the optic nerve: case report. Brain Tumor Pathol 1 3:95-98, 1996. 4. Krolak-Almon P, Androdia G, Honnorat J, et al. Beware of optic neuritis. The Lancet: Neurology. 1:516­51 7, 2002. 5. Nadkarni TD, Fattepurkar SC, Desai KI, et al. Intracranial optic nerve germinoma. J Clin Neurosc 1 1: 559-61, 2004
Relation is Part of Session 2, Case 4, Walsh Session, NANOS 2009
Contributor Primary Chung, Sophia M.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-02-22
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Source 41st Annual Frank Walsh Society Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2002. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s64m97c6
Setname ehsl_novel_fbw
Date Created 2010-02-12
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 178731
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