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March 1985

Intrapapillary Refractile Bodies in Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Stony Brook (Dr Sibony); the Department of Ophthalmology, Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical School (Drs Kennerdell and Slamovits); the Department of Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical School (Dr Lessell); and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at Los Angeles (Dr Krauss).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(3):383-385. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050030079026

• Intrapapillary refractile bodies were observed in seven of 13 patients with chronic optic disc edema secondary to optic nerve sheath meningioma. The observation of refractile bodies preceded or coincided with decline in vision and disappeared as optic atrophy supervened. Intrapapillary refractile bodies appear to be a nonspecific sign of chronic optic disc edema.

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