Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Neuroradiology - Case Report 2016

Remote effect of optic tract trauma in the occipital lobe


Department of Radiology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University School of Medicine, Kozlu Zonguldak, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Tottori University School of Medicine,Yonago, Japan.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2005; 11: 19-22
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Traumatic brain damage can result in severe visual impairments including hemianopia. Lesions correlated with hemianopia can be located in any part of the retrochiasmatic optic pathway. However, traumatic lesions of the optic tract are relatively rare. We present a case with posttraumatic left homonymous hemianopia who had signal intensity change at the ipsilateral optic tract on MR imaging and ipsilateral occipital hypoperfusion on SPECT imaging.

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