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Pediatric phantom vision (Charles Bonnet) syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11897480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Visual symptomatology in childhood often presents diagnostic difficulties. Recurrent paroxysmal visual complaints, although typically associated with migraine, may also signal other disorders. We describe a 9-year-old partially sighted male with paroxysmal zoopsias resulting from Charles Bonnet syndrome. This condition is characterized by paroxysmal visual hallucinations occurring in patients with chronic visual impairment, akin to the phantom-limb phenomenon. This pediatric case is the fourth report of this condition. We have reviewed the other cases.
Leena D Mewasingh; Charles Kornreich; Florence Christiaens; Catherine Christophe; Bernard Dan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-05-30     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurology Department; University Children's Hospital Queen Fabiola, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / complications*
Cerebral Cortex / pathology
Hallucinations / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ophthalmoplegia / complications*
Perceptual Disorders / etiology*
Visual Perception / physiology*

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