Visualization of Wilbrand's Knee

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Identifier 20130212_nanos_posters_022
Title Visualization of Wilbrand's Knee
Creator Shin, Robert K; Li, Tuo P; Zhuo, Jiachen; Tang, Cha-Min
Subject Optic Chiasm; Wilbrand's Knee; Anatomy
Description In 1904 and 1915, German ophthalmologist Hermann Wilbrand reported that inferonasal crossing fibers within the chiasm curved anteriorly into the contralateral optic nerve. This anatomic bend, known as Wilbrand's knee, is classically cited as the explanation for the contralateral superotemporal visual field defect that may appear when a lesion affects the optic nerve at its junction with the chiasm (the so-called "junctional scotoma"). More recent reports, however, have called into question the existence of Wilbrand's knee or suggested that it may simply be an artifact of monocular enucleation.
Relation is Part of NANOS 2013: Poster Presentations
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013-02-12
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2013. 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/s6tt7xm4
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2014-01-08
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 183343
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