Optic chiasmal compression by venous aneurysm: Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis

Leo J. Wolansky, Paul D. Shaderowfsky, Robert Sander, Larry P. Frohman, Andrew J. Kalnin, Huey Jen Lee

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The overwhelming majority of traumatic carotid cavernous fistulas present with a bruit, arterialization of conjunctival vessels, or an elevated intraocular pressure. Described herein is a patient who presented with progressive deterioration of vision, without any of the above signs. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated compression of the optic chiasm by a venous aneurysm arising from a carotid cavernous fistula. This entity should be considered in patients who present with progressive visual loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-47
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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