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The Role of the Ophthalmologist

  • R. Fusco
  • G. Cennamo
  • G. Bonavolontà
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Abstract

The tumors of the skull base that develop in the suprasellar region are associated with eyesymptoms and signs that make the consultation of an ophthalmologist absolutely necessary, both in the diagnostic stage than during follow-up. The role of the ophthalmologist includes the recognition of the characteristic symptomatology of an intracranial tumor, the request for appropriate diagnostic examinations and for further specialist consultancies, but above all the prognostic evaluation of the ocular complications of the tumor and of its therapy.

Keywords

Visual Field Pituitary Adenoma Visual Field Defect Cranial Nerve Palsy Pituitary Apoplexy 
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  • R. Fusco
  • G. Cennamo
  • G. Bonavolontà

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