Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of inflammatory disease of the optic nerve

John A. McCrary, Joseph L. Demer, Deborah I Friedman, Michael M. Mawad

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Enlargement of the optic nerve and chiasm as demonstrated by high-resolution CT scanning or magnetic resonance imaging is often assumed to indicate tumor. However, this is not always true. The mode of clinical presentation of the disease process must be correctly applied to the interpretation of the radiographic studies. In the case illustrated here, neuro-ophthalmologic evaluation prevented an unnecessary biopsy in a patient whose presentation was atypical for anterior visual pathway glioma and whose clinical couse was otherwise compatible with optic neuritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Keywords

  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • optic glioma
  • optic neuritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of inflammatory disease of the optic nerve'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this