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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 102365, 3 pages
Case Report

An Aggressive Sphenoid Wing Meningioma Causing Foster Kennedy Syndrome

1School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
2School of Medicine, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

Received 21 January 2012; Accepted 15 March 2012

Academic Editors: W. Lisch and M. Rosner

Copyright © 2012 Harpreet S. Walia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Foster Kennedy syndrome is a rare neurological condition with ophthalmic significance that can manifest as acute visual loss. It is classically characterised by unilateral optic nerve atrophy and contralateral papilledema resulting from an intracranial neoplasm. Physicians should consider Foster Kennedy syndrome in patients who present with visual loss and who have a history of intracranial neoplasm. In addition to ophthalmologic examination, neuroimaging is essential for the diagnosis of Foster Kennedy syndrome.