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January 1980

Bilateral Optic Nerve Sheath Meningiomas

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Hart, Burde, Klingele, and Perlmutter) and Neurology (Dr Burde), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(1):149-151. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030151018

• A 35-year-old man was initially seen following the incidental discovery of swollen optic discs in both eyes. Over a subsequent 15-year period, the patient experienced an inexorable loss of vision in both eyes, characterized by normal neuroradiologic findings and the presence of opticociliary shunt vessels on both discs. A craniotomy ultimately demonstrated the presence of bilateral optic nerve sheath meningiomas that appeared to have arisen multifocally.