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June 1949

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH TUMORS OF THE OPTIC PAPILLAReport of a Case

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(6):718-729. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040737006
Abstract

ANEUROFIBROMATOUS rare. Up to the present, only 1 such case has been recorded in the literature (Stallard1). It is the purpose of this paper to report another case, in which both optic disks were similarly involved. The patient also manifested numerous other abnormalities which are associated with neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease).

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —A white man aged 26, private first class in the Army of the United States, was admitted to a regional station hospital on Oct. 6, 1945, because of abdominal pain. There was a history of symptoms of duodenal ulcer for four or five years. A roentgenologic series of the gastrointestinal tract clearly showed a deformity of the duodenal cap. The patient was placed under strict dietary control, with complete relief from his annoying epigastric complaints.It was also established at the time of his admission that for nine years he had had gradual loss

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