Case Report: Late Sequela of a Muslinoma Involving the Optic Chiasm

Cynthia K. McClard, Claudia M. Prospero Ponce, Aroucha Vickers, Andrew G. Lee

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An 84-year-old woman presented with 3 months of vertical binocular diplopia and difficulty reading at near. She had a history of bilateral ophthalmic artery aneurysm repair involving use of muslin in the 1990s. The patient then developed bitemporal hemianopsia secondary to muslin-induced inflammation (“muslinoma”) extending to the optic chiasm, which required surgical decompression. She had a persistent bitemporal hemianopsia but was stable for two decades after surgery. In 2017, the patient re-presented with double vision. Exam showed a non-paretic diplopia due to a small angle comitant right hypertropia attributed to the retinal hemi-field slide. Repeat imaging showed no new aneurysm or recurrent muslinoma. This case had originally been reported two decades ago and represents the longest duration of recurrent symptoms from muslin-related optochiasmatic arachnoiditis in the English language ophthalmic literature. Clinicians should be aware of the potential of delayed and recurrent symptoms or signs years or even decades after muslin wrapping of aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2 2018


  • Muslinoma
  • gauzoma
  • hemi-field slide
  • optochiasmatic arachnoiditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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