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Acute visual loss with ophthalmoplegia after spinal surgery: Report of a case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25370405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We report a case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with profound visual loss and complete ophthalmoplegia after an uneventful spinal surgery for removal of cervical osteoblastoma. Postoperative visual loss following nonocular surgery is, fortunately rare, yet a devastating complication. The most common cause is ischemic optic neuropathy, but it can also be due to central retinal occlusion or cortical blindness. Visual loss in conjunction with ophthalmoplegia is rarely seen, and there are very few reports in the literature. We also review the related literature and highlight the mechanism and preventive measures.
Authors:
Bipasha Mukherjee; Mohammad Shahid Alam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1998-3689     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405376     Medline TA:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  963-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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