Learn More
The prognosis for vision in most patients with pseudotumor cerebri is excellent; however, visual loss, which is the only serious complication, may occur either early or late in the course of the disease. A group of 57 patients was followed up five to 41 years with visual fields, visual acuity, and fundus photographs. Blinding visual loss or severe visual(More)
Disagreement exists concerning the natural history and treatment of chiasmatic gliomas (CG) of childhood. We reviewed our experience in 21 cases of surgically verified CG with a median age of 4 years at time of diagnosis, followed for a median of 5.3 years (range 3-14.8 years). Initial treatment included radiation therapy (RT) in 18 patients, chemotherapy(More)
We studied two patients who could make saccades of normal velocity and amplitude only in association with a simultaneous blink. In one patient, the initiation of saccades was also facilitated by blinks. Both patients had signs of cerebellar or brainstem dysfunction, suggesting a posterior fossa localization for blink facilitation of saccadic velocity and(More)
We reviewed the efficacy of CSF diversion for pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) in patients from six different institutions. Thirty-seven patients underwent a total of 73 lumboperitoneal shunts and nine ventricular shunts. Only 14 patients remained "cured" after a single surgical procedure. The average time between shunt insertion and shunt replacement was 9(More)
Pituitary function was evaluated before and after supervoltage radiotherapy for a pituitary adenoma in 35 patients; 22 had had prior surgical treatment, and 13 had not. For comparison, pituitary function was also followed concurrently in another 10 patients whose pituitary adenomas were treated surgically, but who did not receive subsequent radiotherapy.(More)
Fifteen patients with clinical presentations compatible with idiopathic inflammatory orbital pseudotumor were examined by CT and MR imaging to determine if MR could add specificity to the CT appearance of this entity. MR was performed on a 1.5 T system, using surface-coil and head-coil techniques. Idiopathic pseudotumor was confirmed in nine patients on the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular transvenous embolization has been advocated as the treatment technique for dural carotid cavernous fistulas (dCCFs). Most centers use platinum coils primarily. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical aspects, efficacy, and safety of transvenous n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) infusion in dCCFs as a primary(More)
We studied 11 patients with the uncommon finding of traumatic chiasmal syndrome after closed head trauma. Visual field defects varied from complete monocular blindness and contralateral temporal hemianopia to subtle bitemporal arcuate scotomas. The degree of visual loss was not necessarily related to the severity of the craniocerebral trauma. Diabetes(More)
Dural sinus hypertension from cerebral venous outflow impairment is a cause of pseudotumor cerebri. The authors documented six such patients: two with unilateral neck dissection, one with surgical ligation of the dominant sigmoid sinus, two with thrombosed central intravenous catheterization, and one with dural sinus thrombosis. The site of cerebral venous(More)
PURPOSE To characterize visual morbidity in giant cell arteritis and to assess prognosis with respect to treatment. METHODS Record review of 185 patients with coded diagnosis of giant cell (cranial) arteritis examined at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from January 1, 1980, to January 31, 1993. RESULTS Forty-five patients with biopsy-proven giant cell(More)