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Cushing's syndrome III

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A syndrome of bitemporal hemianopsia and associated primary optic atrophy

Description

Syndrome of bitemporal hemianopsia and associated primary optic atrophy. Characterized by initial decrease of lateral or central vision, and bitemporal field defects, usually progressive; primary optic atrophy, total blindness may result. The sella turcica remains comparatively unaffected. Usually occur in adults.

Bibliography

  • H. W. Cushing:
    Chiasmal syndrome of primary optic atrophy and bitemporal field defects in adults with normal sella turcica.
    Archives of Ophthalmology, Chicago, 1930, 3: 505-551.

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