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A mechanical theory to account for bitemporal hemianopia from chiasmal compression

McIlwaine, Gawn; Lueck, Christian; Crisp, T. Malcolm


The association between bitemporal hemianopia and chiasmal compression is well recognized. The majority of chiasmal syndromes are caused by extrinsic compression from pituitary tumors, suprasellar meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, and aneurysms. However, it is not clear why compressive lesions of the chiasm show a predilection for damage to nasal fibers with bitemporal hemianopia. Few experimental attempts at elucidating these mysteries have been reported and none has provided an adequate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1097/00041327-200503000-00011


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