Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138--141

Bilateral optic nerve sheath meningioma with intracanalicular and intracranial component in a 25-year-old Saudi patient


Maha A Badr1, Sahar M Elkhamary2, Samira Al Sabbagh1, Abdulsalam Al Turjoman1 
1 Neuro-ophthalmology Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Diagostic Imaging Department, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Maha A Badr
Neuroophthalmology Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, PO Box 7191, Riyadh 11462
Saudi Arabia

Bilateral optic nerve sheath meningioma is rare. A meningioma is a benign neoplastic lesion from meningothelial cells of the meninges. They usually involve the intracanalicular portion of the optic nerve but may extend into the optic canal and through it to occupy the intracranial space. We present a case of 25-year-old Saudi female with bilateral optic nerve sheath meningioma. The diagnosis was delayed more than six years from initial symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Badr MA, Elkhamary SM, Al Sabbagh S, Al Turjoman A. Bilateral optic nerve sheath meningioma with intracanalicular and intracranial component in a 25-year-old Saudi patient.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2008;15:138-141


How to cite this URL:
Badr MA, Elkhamary SM, Al Sabbagh S, Al Turjoman A. Bilateral optic nerve sheath meningioma with intracanalicular and intracranial component in a 25-year-old Saudi patient. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Sep 19 ];15:138-141
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