Delayed diagnosis in a sight-threatening lesion.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127685
Title:
Delayed diagnosis in a sight-threatening lesion.
Authors:
O'Neill, E; Connell, P; Rawluk, D; Logan, P
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Citation:
Delayed diagnosis in a sight-threatening lesion. 2009, 178 (2):215-7 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127685
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0117-3
PubMed ID:
18274817
Abstract:
Acute chiasmal compression has several aetiologies including pituitary apoplexy, a medical emergency caused by acute haemorrhagic or ischemic infarction in pituitary macroadenomas. Clinical diagnosis can often be difficult as the patient is frequently unaware of an existing adenoma. Delayed diagnosis may lead to increased morbidity and mortality.; We describe a rarely presenting case report of acute chiasmal compression with unusual visual symptoms of hemifield slide, with initial delayed diagnosis.; Knowledge of this infrequently presenting visual phenomenon may aid in rapid diagnosis, appropriate imaging and intervention leading to improved visual and systemic outcomes.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Optic Chiasm; Optic Nerve Diseases; Pituitary Apoplexy; Time Factors
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Een
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Pen
dc.contributor.authorRawluk, Den
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T11:03:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T11:03:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationDelayed diagnosis in a sight-threatening lesion. 2009, 178 (2):215-7 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid18274817-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0117-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127685-
dc.description.abstractAcute chiasmal compression has several aetiologies including pituitary apoplexy, a medical emergency caused by acute haemorrhagic or ischemic infarction in pituitary macroadenomas. Clinical diagnosis can often be difficult as the patient is frequently unaware of an existing adenoma. Delayed diagnosis may lead to increased morbidity and mortality.-
dc.description.abstractWe describe a rarely presenting case report of acute chiasmal compression with unusual visual symptoms of hemifield slide, with initial delayed diagnosis.-
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of this infrequently presenting visual phenomenon may aid in rapid diagnosis, appropriate imaging and intervention leading to improved visual and systemic outcomes.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOptic Chiasm-
dc.subject.meshOptic Nerve Diseases-
dc.subject.meshPituitary Apoplexy-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleDelayed diagnosis in a sight-threatening lesion.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Ophthalmology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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