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The nasal junction scotoma in giant aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3763134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirteen giant aneurysms in ten patients were retrospectively reviewed. Careful visual field testing of both peripheral and central fields revealed an ipsilateral nasal scotoma in 7 of the 13 aneurysms (54%), or six of the ten patients. A review of 47 giant carotid aneurysms reported in the literature revealed 16 ipsilateral nasal scotomas (34%). The more common intraocular causes of ipsilateral nasal field defects were excluded by careful funduscopic examination. In the absence of intraocular pathologic characteristics, an ipsilateral nasal junction scotoma should alert the clinician to suspect the presence of an otherwise silent internal carotid artery aneurysm.
B K Farris; J L Smith; N J David
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-11-12     Completed Date:  1986-11-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  895-905     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Nose Diseases / pathology
Scotoma / etiology*,  physiopathology
Visual Fields

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