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Skull base surgery. 2000; 10(4): 207–210.
PMCID: PMC1656865

Delayed Ischemic Optic Neuropathy After Surgery on Skull Base Meningiomas Successfully Treated with Nimodipine and Rheological Therapy

Report of Two Cases


Two patients operated on because of skull base meningiomas experienced delayed ischemic optic neuropathy with loss of vision in one eye on days 6 and 12 after surgery. Treatment with nimodipine and rheological therapy was effective in restoring visual acuity. Possible pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment options are discussed.

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