Optic tract compression from dolichoectatic basilar artery

Medhat F. Guirgis, Byron L Lam, Steven Falcone

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume132
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 14 2001

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Basilar Artery
Pallor
Hemianopsia
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Optic Disk
Neurologic Manifestations
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Optic Tract

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Optic tract compression from dolichoectatic basilar artery. / Guirgis, Medhat F.; Lam, Byron L; Falcone, Steven.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 132, No. 2, 14.08.2001, p. 283-286.

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