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Optic nerve decompression in head injuries*

  • P. P. Karnik (a1), B. T. Maskati (a2), M. V. Kirtane (a3) and K. S. Tonsekar (a4)

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Diminution of vision arising from head injuries involving the optic foramen can be treated by transethmoidal decompression of the optic froamen can be treated by transethomidal decompression of the optic nerve. Early surgery is associated with good recovery of function. In this paper, the surgical procedure is discussed, with the results in 10 cases.

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Dr. P. P. Karnik, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay 400 012, India.

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Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India at Jaipur in January 1980.

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Fukado, Y. (1973) Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Orbital disorders, Amsterdam, 1973, Vol. 14, pp. 474484, (Karger, Basel, 1975).
Miwa, T., and Fukado, Y. (1967) Industrial Health (Japan), 5, 50.
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Optic nerve decompression in head injuries*

  • P. P. Karnik (a1), B. T. Maskati (a2), M. V. Kirtane (a3) and K. S. Tonsekar (a4)

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