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Cushing's syndrome III

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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.


  • 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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