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Optic nerve MRI enhancement in posterior ischaemic optic neuropathy due to internal carotid artery dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20106590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posterior ischaemic neuropathy (PION) is characterized by infarction in the retrobulbar optic nerve. A 73-year-old man suddenly experienced blurred vision in his left eye and intermittent weakness in his right hand. He had visual defects of superior lateral quarter and inferior medial quarter areas in the left eye. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed segmental enhancement in the left optic nerve. A cerebral angiogram showed a left internal carotid dissection (ICD). He did not have fever, and his laboratory and cerebrospinal fluid tests were normal. These findings were suggestive of PION associated with ICD. No reports of PION caused by ICD has been reported and his is the first case in which MRI showed optic nerve enhancement due to ICD.
Kiyokazu Kawabe; Teturo Nagaoka; Hiroaki Iguchi; Ken Ikeda; Yasuo Iwasaki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-05     Completed Date:  2010-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / complications*,  pathology*
Cerebral Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Optic Nerve / pathology*
Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic / etiology*,  pathology*
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