Optic nerve decompression in osteopetrosis.

@article{AlMefty1988OpticND,
  title={Optic nerve decompression in osteopetrosis.},
  author={Ossama Al-Mefty and John L. Fox and N R al-Rodhan and J H Dew},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={80-4}
}
Osteopetrosis is a rare disorder characterized by generalized increased skeletal density with abnormalities of bone modeling. The skull base is usually involved. Loss of vision with optic nerve atrophy is the most common neurological finding and is traditionally believed to be the result of optic nerve compression within the compromised optic canal. However, retinal degeneration has recently been described and is hypothesized to be the etiology of the visual loss (thus challenging the value of… CONTINUE READING

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