LONG‐TERM OUTCOME OF OPTIC NERVE ENCASEMENT AND OPTIC NERVE DECOMPRESSION IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROUS DYSPLASIA: RISK FACTORS FOR BLINDNESS AND SAFETY OF OBSERVATION

@article{Cutler2006LONGTERMOO,
  title={LONG‐TERM OUTCOME OF OPTIC NERVE ENCASEMENT AND OPTIC NERVE DECOMPRESSION IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROUS DYSPLASIA: RISK FACTORS FOR BLINDNESS AND SAFETY OF OBSERVATION},
  author={Carolee M Cutler and Janice S. Lee and John A. Butman and Edmond J FitzGibbon and Marilyn H. Kelly and Beth A. Brillante and Penelope P. Feuillan and Pamela Gehron Robey and Craig R. Dufresne and Michael T Collins},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={1011–1018}
}
OBJECTIVEFibrous dysplasia (FD) of bone may occur solely as a skeletal condition or it may occur in association with extraskeletal manifestations, including growth hormone (GH) excess. Uncertainty exists as to the management of FD involving the optic nerves. In an effort to clarify management, the authors studied a large population of patients. METHODSOne hundred four patients underwent an evaluation that includedreview of records, endocrine testing, cranial computed tomography, and neuro… 

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