The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2015 , Vol 57 , Num 5
A Rare Hydrocephalus Complication: Cortical Blindness
Department of 1 Radiology , 2Neurology, and 3Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: Received: 29 December 2014, Revised: 27 February 2015, Accepted: 5 March 2015 Ünal E, Göçmen R, Işıkay Aİ, Tekşam Ö. A rare hydrocephalus complication: cortical blindness. Turk J Pediatr 2015; 57: 525-528.

Cortical blindness related to bilateral occipital lobe infarction is an extremely rare complication of hydrocephalus. Compression of the posterior cerebral artery, secondary to tentorial herniation, is the cause of occipital infarction. Particularly in children and mentally ill patients, cortical blindness may be missed. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus is important.

We present herein a child of ventricular shunt malfunction complicated by cortical blindness. Keywords : hydrocephalus, complication, cortical blindness, ventricular shunt malfunction.

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