Navigation-guided nasal endoscopic surgery for acute vision loss caused by fibrous dysplasia: a case report and review of literatures.

Journal: BMC Surgery
Treatment Used: Navigation-Guided Nasal Endoscopic Surgery
Number of Patients: 1
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Summary: The study researched the outcomes of navigation-guided nasal endoscopic surgery for acute vision loss caused by fibrous dysplasia.

Conclusion: Navigation-guided nasal endoscopic surgery is safe and effective.


Background: Bone fibrous dysplasia is a benign disease of bone tissue dysplasia. Vision impairment is the commonest neurological complication of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia. Most of the vision loss caused by craniofacial fibrous dysplasia is usually a gradual process. Very few present with acute visual impairment as described in our case.

Methods: We report a patient with fibrous dysplasia presenting rapidly progressive visual loss in the left eye secondary to bone cyst formation. Transnasal endoscopic surgery guided by navigation with drainage and curettage of this bone cyst and orbital decompression resulted in progressive improvement in visual acuity that returned to normal 1 month post-operatively.

Conclusions: In cases with acute visual loss due to fibrous dysplasia, emergency surgical treatment should be considered to preserve vision. In the surgical approach, navigation-guided nasal endoscopic surgery may be preferred because of its advantages.

Weijie Liu, Wenhao Jiang, Mingna Xu, Xiaozhou Hu, Mengting Wang, Haochen Jin, Yunhai Tu, Wencan Wu

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