Visual field fluctuations correlating with the menstrual cycle in a patient with optic pathway glioma

Adam Jacobson, Marcia Leonard, Patricia Robertson, Brenda L. Bohnsack*

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Abstract

Optic pathway gliomas are commonly associated with vision loss in children. We describe an 18-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis, type 1 and an optic nerve glioma who showed reproducible visual field defects that worsened midmenstrual cycle and returned to baseline during menses. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of visual field fluctuations in a patient with an optic nerve glioma that correlated with her menstrual cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere234014
JournalBMJ case reports
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 7 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CNS cancer
  • neurooncology
  • visual pathway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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