Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Bilateral vision loss, craniopharyngioma, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

A 65-year-old man developed bilateral vision loss 4 months after magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated no lesion in the vicinity of the optic chiasm, hypothalamus, and suprasellar tissues. Repeat computed tomography 3 months later showed a predominantly cystic mass of the suprasellar cistern with extension into the anterior third ventricle, which histologically was a craniopharyngioma. The clinical course of this case fuels the controversy whether craniopharyngiomas arise from embryonic rests or can be acquired. From a clinical perspective, it raises questions about when to obtain imaging studies dedicated to the chiasm and the appropriate interval in which a scan should be repeated to exclude structural causes of bilateral vision loss.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.4103/0976-3147.158770

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, v. 6, issue 3, p. 392-394

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