Dural ectasia of the optic nerve sheath: is it always benign?


Bakbak B., Donmez H., Kansu T., KIRATLI H.

EYE AND BRAIN, cilt.1, ss.5-7, 2009 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2147/eb.s7750
  • Dergi Adı: EYE AND BRAIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5-7

Özet

A 36-year-old woman with a 3-month history of progressive visual loss had papilledema, dilatation of the optic nerve sheaths and normal cerebrospinal fluid pressures. She was diagnosed as dural ectasia of the optic nerve sheaths and surgical decompression was performed. In this case report, severe visual loss is described as a serious complication of this rare disease and the importance of early surgical intervention is emphasized.