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      Melanocytoma of the Left Optic NerveHead and Right Retrobulbar Optic Neuropathy Compressed by a Tuberculum sellae Meningioma

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          A 40-year-old woman had a highly pigmented, slightly elevated tumor on the left optic disc. She had no visual disturbance in the left eye. The tumor was stationary for 5 years. At age 45 years, she complained of decreased visual acuity in the right eye. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a right-shifted homogeneous lesion at the tuberculum sellae. Histopathologic study of the excised lesion revealed interlacing bundles of spindle-shaped fibroblast-like cells with whorl formation. We believe that a relationship between melanocytoma of the optic nerve head and a tuberculum sellae meningioma may exist rather than a chance occurrence, as previously suggested by others.

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          S. Karger AG
          April 2000
          15 March 2000
          : 214
          : 2
          : 161-163
          Departments of aOphthalmology, bNeurosurgery, and cPathology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama, Japan
          27489 Ophthalmologica 2000;214:161–163
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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