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Absence of the greater sphenoid wing in neurofibromatosis type 1

Pinna, Antonio <1963- > and Demontis, Simonetta and Maltese, Giovanni and Dore, Stefano and Carta, Francesco (2005) Absence of the greater sphenoid wing in neurofibromatosis type 1. Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 123 (10), p. 1454. eISSN 1538-3601. Article.

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A 28-year-old man had left orbital dystopia, ptosis, and pulsatile exophthalmos (Figure 1). Visual acuity was 20/20 OD (without correction) and 20/400 OS (with –18 diopter sphere). Ophthalmic examination disclosed bilateral Lisch nodules and myopic staphyloma in the left eye. Computed tomographic scans of the head revealed absence of the left greater sphenoid wing and temporal lobe herniation into the orbit (Figure 2 and Figure 3). A diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) was made.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4823
Uncontrolled Keywords:Greater sphenoid wing, neurofibromatosis 1
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/30 Malattie apparato visivo
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Oftalmologia, Otorinolaringoiatria e Urologia
Publisher:American Medical Association
Deposited On:15 Nov 2010 14:30

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