IJNS 2016; 05(03): 185-188
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584592
Case Report
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Apoplexy in Optochiasmatic Cavernous Hemangioma Causing Visual Diminution: A Case Report

Sumit Bansal
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
,
Ashish Suri
2  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Vaishali Suri
3  Department of Neuropathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Aanchal Kakkar
3  Department of Neuropathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Publication History

15 December 2015

14 January 2016

Publication Date:
14 July 2016 (online)

  

Abstract

This report concerns a woman who presented with abrupt onset of monocular visual symptoms accompanied by an intense holocranial headache, diagnosed as optic chiasm apoplexy caused by a cavernous hemangioma of the optic chiasm. The surgical and histologic findings demonstrated a cavernous hemangioma. The lesion was removed completely without any noticeable bleeding. The preoperative visual deficit improved after surgery.