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January 1984

Intracranial Optic Nerve Infarction From Subdural Hematoma: Clinical and Neuropathological Findings

Author Affiliations

From the Neuro-ophthalmology Unit, Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Ophthalmology (Drs Skarf, Birsner and Hoyt) and the Department of Pathology (Dr Davis), the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(1):58-60. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050130064024

• A 60-year-old man fell; a subdural hematoma developed and he lost consciousness. Visual evoked potentials demonstrated a total conduction block in the left optic nerve and slowed conduction on stimulation of the right eye. He died four weeks later, and necropsy showed focal infarcts in the intracranial portion of both optic nerves.

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