This comprehensive monograph opens up sensational new diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives. The topographic information is presented with excellent anatomic preparations. The wide spectrum of symptoms is taken from extensive clinical experience; they are critically analysed and compared to the ophthalmological, neurosurgical, and neuroradiological literature. The monograph is an excellent source for the ophthalmologic and neurologic clinician who is the first to be confronted with symptoms of optic nerve lesions. For the radiologist, it offers a clear, didactic overview of typical pathological changes of the most important lesions. For the neurosurgeon, the discussion of optimal approach and intraoperative findings points to the possibility of early microsurgical intervention that retains as much function as possible.
A Narrow Passage - Anatomic Considerations. Topography of the Optic Canal Representing a Predilection of Nerve Compression with Various Pathologic Conditions.- The Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Optic Nerve Compression and Clinical Disease Entities Masking Compressive Lesions.- Ophthalmoscopic Findings. Visual Loss, Visual Field Defects, Afferent Pupillary Defect, Color Vision.- Visual Evoked Potentials in Optic Nerve Compression.- The Concept of Optic Nerve Compression by Dolichoectatic Arteries Revisited. The Literature and Why It Became Forgotten.- Pneumosinus Dilatans - Rarely Diagnosed and Poorly Understood.- CT Findings of Compressive Lesions at the Optic Canal.- Pterional Approach for Microsurgical Decompression of the Optic Nerve.- Intraoperative Findings in Patients with Intracanalicular Optic Nerve Compression.- Selected Case Reports.- Conclusions.- References.- Subject Index.