Neuro-ophthalmological complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

S. J. Hickman*, J. A. Allen, A. Baisre, R. Batty, H. B. Lari, O. Melen, I. M. Pepper, P. G. Sarrigiannis, R. E. Turbin, S. B. Wharton, C. J. McDermott

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) can lead to prominent nerve hypertrophy, which can mimic other forms of neuropathy radiologically. Neuro-ophthalmological complications can also occur in CIDP, either at presentation or chronically in the disorder. This can also cause diagnostic difficulties. We report three cases of neuro-ophthalmological complications of CIDP: two cases of papilloedema and one case of proptosis. In all three cases cranial nerve hypertrophy was present. CIDP should be considered in neuro-ophthalmological presentations associated with cranial/spinal nerve root hypertrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-156
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Papilloedema
  • Proptosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Ophthalmology


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