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Delayed visual evoked potentials with bilateral disease of the posterior visual pathway.

By B Ashworth, A F Maloney and H R Townsend


A man of 51 years presented with sudden onset of a confusional state and marked visual deterioration. The computerised transaxial tomogram showed a mass in the corpus callosum which had spread to involve both cerebral hemispheres. The visual evoked potential to pattern stimulus was delayed by about 20 ms. Necropsy confirmed the presence of an astrocytoma of the corpus callosum involving the optic radiation and occipital cortex on both sides. The anterior visual pathway was normal

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1978
DOI identifier: 10.1136/jnnp.41.5.449
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