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Pupillary Abnormalities, Elevated Intracranial Pressure and Mass Lesion Location

  • L. F. Marshall
  • J. M. Cotten
  • S. Bowers-Marshall
  • J. M. Seelig
Conference paper

Abstract

Changes in the size and reactivity of the pupils are among the classic findings in patients suffering from intracranial catastrophes. Observations regarding the pupils were made in antiquity and the importance of such changes has been taught to medical students since well before the development of neurology and neurosurgery as disciplines. More subtle abnormalities of the pupils have not attracted as much attention, and it was not until Kinnear Wilson (1906) published his descriptions of pupillary correctopia and Miller Fisher (1980) described the oval pupil in patients suffering intracranial catastrophes that a broader understanding of more subtle changes in pupillary function emerged.

Keywords

Mass Lesion Elevated Intracranial Pressure Diffuse Brain Brain Stem Infarction Pupillary Function 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. F. Marshall
    • 1
  • J. M. Cotten
    • 1
  • S. Bowers-Marshall
    • 1
  • J. M. Seelig
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery H-893University of California Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA

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