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Acute bilateral blindness as a presenting symptom of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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PMID:  22398118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
NHL usually presents with lymphadenopathy or symptoms related to compression by the primary tumor of surrounding structures. While the head and neck region is a common site of involvement, blindness is rarely a presenting symptom. We report here the case of a child who presented to the emergency room with acute bilateral loss of vision and no other symptoms. Cranial imaging studies revealed a solid mass of the skull base with compression on optic nerves. Diagnosis of Burkitt's lymphoma was confirmed after biopsy. The patient had partial vision improvement two days after optic nerve decompression which was done immediately at the night of presentation.
Nader Emami; Sam J Daniel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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