A rare hydrocephalus complication: cortical blindness


ÜNAL E. , GÖÇMEN R. , Isikay A. I. , TEKŞAM Ö.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.57, ss.525-528, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.525-528

Özet

Cortical blindness related to bilateral occipital lobe infarction is an extremely rare complication of hydrocephalus. Compression of the posterior cerebral artery, secondary to tentorial herniation, is the cause of occipital infarction. Particularly in children and mentally ill patients, cortical blindness may be missed. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus is important.