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"Phosphene": early sign of vascular compression neuropathy of the optic nerve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19290471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Phosphenes, flashes of light, are a visual phenomenon experienced by patients with ophthalmological disease and normal individuals. CASE REPORT: We report here a 68-year-old woman in whom phosphenes appeared in the left visual field due to compression of the right optic nerve by an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery. RESULTS: The symptom decreased dramatically after clipping of the aneurysm. CONCLUSION: Phosphenes may be an important early sign of vascular compression neuropathy of the optic nerve.
Takahito Miyazawa; Yoichi Uozumi; Nobusuke Tsuzuki; Katsuji Shima
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-13     Completed Date:  2010-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, National Defense Medical College, Namiki 3-2, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-8513, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cerebral Artery / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Cerebral Angiography
Disease Progression
Early Diagnosis
Fractures, Compression / complications,  etiology
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Intracranial Hypertension / complications*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgical Procedures
Optic Nerve / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Optic Nerve Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Phosphenes / physiology*
Spinal Fractures / complications,  etiology
Surgical Instruments
Treatment Outcome

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