Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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MILLAN-RODRIGUEZ, A.C. et al. Visual acuity loss, the initial sympton of a spinal cord neoplasm. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.7, pp.437-440. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: A 46-year-old woman, who presented with right visual acuity loss, was found to have papilledema, and subsequently shown to have ventricular dilatation in a cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) assessment. Elevated protein levels were found in the cerebrospinal fluid. Spinal MRI revealed the presence of a spinal cord neoplasm. After surgical removal of the tumor, which turned out to be a neurilemmoma, the patients visual acuity was restored. Discussion: The ocular presentation and the relationship between intracranial hypertension and spinal tumors are discussed. Likewise, the importance of considering the various causes of papilledema is emphasized.
Palabras clave : Papilledema; Spinal cord neoplasms; Intracranial hypertension; neurilemmoma; hydrocephalus.