"Optic Chiasm" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The X-shaped structure formed by the meeting of the two optic nerves. At the optic chiasm the fibers from the medial part of each retina cross to project to the other side of the brain while the lateral retinal fibers continue on the same side. As a result each half of the brain receives information about the contralateral visual field from both eyes.
- Optic Chiasm
- Chiasm, Optic
- Chiasms, Optic
- Optic Chiasms
- Optic Chiasma
- Chiasma, Optic
- Chiasmas, Optic
- Optic Chiasmas
- Optic Decussation
- Decussation, Optic
- Decussations, Optic
- Optic Decussations
- Chiasma Opticum
- Chiasma Opticums
- Opticum, Chiasma
- Opticums, Chiasma
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Optic Chiasm" by people in Profiles.
Primary Sellar Paraganglioma: Case Report with Literature Review and Immunohistochemistry Resource. World Neurosurg. 2019 05; 125:32-36.
Brain and optic chiasmal herniation following cabergoline treatment for a giant prolactinoma: wait or intervene? Hormones (Athens). 2014 Apr-Jun; 13(2):290-5.
Parenchymal anaplastic astrocytoma presenting with visual symptoms due to bilateral optic nerve sheath involvement. J Neuroophthalmol. 2013 Sep; 33(3):313-6.
Case 1. Cavernous hemangioma of the optic chiasm. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000 Sep; 175(3):888; 891.
Emergence of optic pathway gliomas in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 after normal neuroimaging results. J Pediatr. 1992 Oct; 121(4):584-7.
Intracellular and extracellular in vivo recording of different response modes for relay cells of the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus. Exp Brain Res. 1991; 83(2):317-28.
Occult vascular malformations of the optic chiasm: magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis and surgical laser resection. Neurosurgery. 1990 Sep; 27(3):466-70.
In vivo recording of postsynaptic potentials and low threshold spikes in W cells of the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus. Exp Brain Res. 1990; 81(2):438-42.
Multicentric astrocytomas of the optic chiasm, brain stem and spinal cord. Acta Pathol Jpn. 1989 Oct; 39(10):664-9.
Postsynaptic potentials recorded in neurons of the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus following electrical stimulation of the optic chiasm. J Neurophysiol. 1988 Dec; 60(6):1924-45.