Cerebral metastasis presenting with altitudinal field defect

Richard S. B. Newsom*, Peter Simcock, Haddi Zambarakji

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A 75-ycar-old man presented with a unilateral inferior altitudinal visual field defect and a history of weight loss and night sweats. The acuity in the affected eye was 20/200, otherwise his ocular examination was normal. Neuroimaging demonstrated a post-fixed chiasm, with a frontal metastasis compressing the intracerebral portion of the optic nerve. A chest x-ray showed classical cannon ball lesions, secondary to malignant melanoma. This is the first case report of an intracerebral tumor producing an inferior altitudinal field defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-11
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1999


  • altitudinal field defect
  • cerebral
  • metastasis


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