Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 505-507

Septo-optic dysplasia with pachygyria

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Lune Eye Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Abhay A Lune
Lune Eye Clinic, 1641, Madhav Heritage, Tilak Road, Pune - 411 030, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135288

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Optic nerve hypoplasia can be associated with other central nervous system malformations. When associated with the absence of the septum pellucidum or thinning of corpus callosum and pituitary hypoplasia, it is termed septo-optic dysplasia. Pachygyria is a rare congenital disorder characterized by a defect in migration of cerebral neurons resulting in failure of cortical gyri to develop.We report a case of a young learning-disabled male presenting with decreased vision, nystagmus, esotropia,, and seizures since childhood. Fundoscopy revealed bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. Growth hormone levels were reduced. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed thinned optic nerves, optic chiasma and pituitary infundibulum, absent septum pellucidum, box-shaped ventricles and right frontal cortical thickening with few and broad gyri.This case report highlights a rare case of septo-optic dysplasia with pachygyria. It also emphasizes that every patient with optic nerve hypoplasia should have an endocrinal and neurological evaluation and neuro-radiographic imaging for associated abnormalities.

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