Intrachiasmatic craniopharyngioma: A rare cause of chiasmal thickening. Case report

M. C. Brodsky, W. F. Hoyt, S. L. Barnwell, C. B. Wilson

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The authors describe the case of a young man who presented with a central scotoma in one eye and a temporal hemianopsia in the other. Magnetic resonance imaging showed distinctive bilobed thickening of the chiasm and a 'potbelly' expansion of the contiguous optic nerves. The distal portions of the intracranial optic nerve appeared normal. At craniotomy, incision of the lamina terminalis exposed intraventricular carniopharyngioma with anterior extension into the chiasm and proximal optic nerves. Partial resection of the tumor restored normal vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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