May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
OPtic Nerve Sheath Meningioma Presenting as Neovascular Glaucoma
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • R.E. Horowitz
    Ophthalmology, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
  • M.M. Behrens
    Ophthalmology, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
  • J.C. Tsai
    Ophthalmology, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  R.E. Horowitz, None; M.M. Behrens, None; J.C. Tsai, None.
  • Footnotes
    Support  RPB, Eye Surgery Fund (JCT), Homer McK. Rees Scholar Fund (JCT)
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 1301. doi:
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      R.E. Horowitz, M.M. Behrens, J.C. Tsai; OPtic Nerve Sheath Meningioma Presenting as Neovascular Glaucoma . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):1301.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To describe an unusual case of optic nerve sheath meningioma presenting as neovascular glaucoma with opto-ciliary shunt vessels. Methods: Clinical case report. Results: We describe the case of a 52 year old man evaluated for markedly elevated intraocular pressure on the basis of neovascular glaucoma with opto-ciliary shunt vessels in that eye, with total optic atrophy present bilaterally. MRI scan of the brain and orbits was prompted by the fundoscopic finding in the setting of history of bilateral visual loss in childhood, prior to the advent of CT or MR imaging, with a negative evaluation then including arteriography, pneumo-encephelography and exploratory craniotomy. The MRI suggested bilateral optic nerve sheath meningiomas, i.e. the "impossible meningioma." Conclusions: The possibility of underlying optic tumor (i.e. optic nerve sheath meningioma)may require consideration as the basis for neovascular glaucoma when the etiology is unclear.

Keywords: intraocular pressure • neovascularization • tumors 
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