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Pituitary adenoma presenting as the Foster-Kennedy syndrome.
  1. S Ruben,
  2. J Elston and
  3. R Hayward
  1. Western Ophthalmic Hospital, London.


    A 27-year-old man presented to the casualty department with visual failure. Clinically he demonstrated the Foster-Kennedy syndrome. Computed tomography revealed a large space-occupying lesion which was subsequently shown to be a pituitary adenoma. The literature is reviewed and possible mechanisms of the Foster-Kennedy syndrome are discussed.

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