Optic Tract Injury after Anterior Temporal Lobectomy

Dennis R. Anderson, Jonathan D. Trobe, Terry W. Hood, Stephen S. Gebarski

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Three patients had complete homonymous hemianopia with clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of ipsilateral optic tract infarction after inferior temporal lobectomy for seizure control. This injury presumably resulted from irritative vasospasm of the anterior choroidal artery. The features of this pure optic tract syndrome should be distinguished from the more common compressive optic tract syndrome which generally also impairs ipsilateral optic nerve function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1070
Number of pages6
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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