Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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: 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 216--218

A sphenoid sinus mucocele simulating as retro bulbar optic neuritis


Anoop Kishore Gupta1, Vimla Menon1, Pradeep Sharma1, Rohit Saxena1, Senthil Kumaran2 
1 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of NMR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rohit Saxena
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi
India

A 25-year-old male presented with complaints of sudden diminution of vision with pain on eye movement in the left eye which was diagnosed clinically as retro bulbar optic neuritis. However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed lesion consistent with sphenoid sinus mucocele. Early surgical removal of mucocele led to complete recovery of vision, contrast and visual field. A high index of suspicion is necessary for intracranial lesions in all cases of retro bulbar neuritis, especially those with atypical symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Gupta AK, Menon V, Sharma P, Saxena R, Kumaran S. A sphenoid sinus mucocele simulating as retro bulbar optic neuritis.Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:216-218


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Gupta AK, Menon V, Sharma P, Saxena R, Kumaran S. A sphenoid sinus mucocele simulating as retro bulbar optic neuritis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];60:216-218
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