Opsoclonus -- In the Dark

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Identifier 166-12
Title Opsoclonus -- In the Dark
Ocular Movements Opsoclonus
Creator Shirley H. Wray, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School, Director, Unit for Neurovisual Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
Contributor Primary Shirley H. Wray, MD, PhD, FRCP, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Unit for Neurovisual Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
Subject Saccadic Oscillations; Paraneoplastic Opsoclonus; Oscillopsia; Opsoclonus; Saccadomania
Presenting Symptom This unique video of opsoclonus was made by Dr. David S. Zee at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who played back the record of the patient's opsoclonus onto an oscilloscope screen. The bright spot corresponds to the direction of gaze due to rapid spontaneous multidirectional saccades. Watching this video makes it clear why Cogan used the term "chaotic oscillations" to describe opsoclonus. Cogan DG. Ocular dysmetria: flutter like oscillations of the eyes and opsoclonus. Arch Ophthalmol 1954;51:318-335. For a complete overview of opsoclonus in childhood, I recommend you review all the cases in this collection. ID 166-4 Neonatal Opsoclonus ID 166-6 Parainfectious Opsoclonus ID 166-12 Opsoclonus in the Dark ID 936-1 Neonatatal Opsoclonus ID 936-8 Paraneoplastic Opsoclonus Downbeat Nystagmus ID 936-8 is a very instructive case, previously published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1995. The child presented with paraneoplastic opsoclonus due to an occult neuroblastoma. How to investigate a child with opsoclonus is fully outlined in ID936-8. Interested readers are referred to Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology. Editors: Brodsky MC, Baker RS, Hamed LM. Spinger-Verlag, New York, Inc. 1996.
History N/A
Disease/Diagnosis Opsoclonus
Relation is Part of 166-3, 166-4, 166-6, 931-1, 936-8
Contributor Secondary David Zee, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Image/MovingImage
Format video/mp4
Source 16 mm Film
Rights Management Copyright 2002. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6n32tj9
Setname ehsl_novel_shw
Date Created 2008-04-15
Date Modified 2017-11-22
ID 188618
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n32tj9
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