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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 374-376

Postoperative posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION) following right pterional meningioma surgery


1 Department of Neurology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Boby Varkey Maramattom
Department of Neurology, Aster Medcity, Cheranelloor, Kochi 23, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.186826

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Postoperative visual loss (POVL) is an unpredictable complication of nonocular surgeries. Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION) is particularly feared in spinal surgeries in the prone position. We report a rare case of PION occurring after surgery for a pterional meningioma and discuss the various factors implicated in POVL.


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