Parapapillary atrophy in patients with intracranial tumours
Acta Ophthalmologica, 05/30/2012
Wang YX et al. – Patients with large intrasellar or perisellar tumours and a glaucoma–like appearance of the intrapapillary region as compared with a population–based control group had a significantly larger and more frequently occurring beta zone of parapapillary atrophy. It suggests that large parasellar or suprasellar tumours can be associated with typical glaucomatous abnormalities in the parapapillary and intrapapillary region of the optic nerve head. It may give hints for the pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy.