Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Case of Cortical Apex Syndrome Caused by Varicella Zoster Virus
Suguru Shirato1, Toshiyuki Oshitari*, 1, 2, Katsuhiro Hanawa1, Emiko Adachi-Usami1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 109
Last Page: 111
Publisher Id: TOOPHTJ-2-109
Article History:Received Date: 15/4/2008
Revision Received Date: 14/5/2008
Acceptance Date: 16/5/2008
Electronic publication date: 3/6/2008
Collection year: 2008
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We present a case of orbital apex syndrome that developed after a re-activation of varicella zoster virus. The magnetic resonance imaging showed signs of a diffuse inflammation of the ipsilateral orbital cavity, external ocular muscles and optic nerve. Pattern visually evoked cortical potentials were non-recordable by stimulating the affected eye.