Compressive optic neuropathy due to orbital metastasis of a sacral chordoma: Case report


Konuk O., Pehlivanli Z., Yirmibesoglu E. , Erkal H., Erekul S., Unal M.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.21, no.3, pp.245-247, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.iop.0000159175.89287.1f
  • Title of Journal : OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-247

Abstract

A 44-year-old man presented with unilateral proptosis and progressively deteriorating vision of his left eye over a 2-week period. He had a history of recurrent sacral chordoma for I year that had previously been treated with combined surgical excision, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. MRI showed compression of the optic nerve by an orbital mass that proved to be an orbital metastasis of his sacral chordoma. The tumor mass was excised subtotally, and adjuvant orbital radiation therapy was administered.