Congenital optic nerve colobomas: CT demonstration

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1984 Feb;8(1):95-102. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198402000-00018.


Patients with ocular coloboma and its variants may exhibit notching of the iris, peripapillary staphylomas, crater-like excavation of the optic disc, funnel-shaped widening of the retrobulbar optic nerve, cup-shaped filling defects in the perioptic subarchnoid space, and concurrent anomalies of the face, skull, and brain. Combined ophthalmological and radiological evaluation identifies these lesions successfully and differentiates them from other ocular pathology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnostic imaging
  • Coloboma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Corneal Diseases / congenital
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Iris / abnormalities
  • Male
  • Optic Nerve / abnormalities*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*