, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 131–133 | Cite as

Early bilateral radiation-induced optic neuropathy with follow-up MRI

  • R. L. McClellan
  • T. El Gammal
  • L. B. Kline
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Most documented cases of radiation-induced optic neuropathy are unilateral and occur more than 1 year after radiotherapy to the sellar region. We describe a patient with bilateral radiation optic neuropathy 3 months following the completion of radiotherapy. MRI 13 months after the onset of visual failure showed bilateral optic atrophy with residual gadolinium enhancement.

Key words

Radiation optic neuropathy Gadolinium enhancement Optic neuritis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. McClellan
    • 1
  • T. El Gammal
    • 1
  • L. B. Kline
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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