Optic tract compression from dolichoectatic basilar artery

Medhat F. Guirgis, Byron L. Lam, Steven F. Falcone

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PURPOSE: To report a case of optic tract compression caused by a dolichoectatic basilar artery. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 74-year-old man with progressive loss of vision over 13 years and no other neurologic signs or symptoms was found to have bilateral optic nerve head pallor and a left homonymous hemianopia. RESULTS: Magnetic resonance imaging and angiography revealed a severe dolichoectatic basilar artery compressing the right optic tract. CONCLUSION: Basilar artery dolichoectasia may rarely cause compression of the optic tract and progressive visual loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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