Neuro-ophthalmological complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

S. J. Hickman, J. A. Allen, A. Baisre, R. Batty, H. B. Lari, O. Melen, I. M. Pepper, P. G. Sarrigiannis, R. E. Turbin, S. B. Wharton, C. J. McDermott

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) can lead to prominent nerve hypertrophy, which can mimic other forms of neuropathy radiologically. Neuro-ophthalmological complications can also occur in CIDP, either at presentation or chronically in the disorder. This can also cause diagnostic difficulties. We report three cases of neuro-ophthalmological complications of CIDP: two cases of papilloedema and one case of proptosis. In all three cases cranial nerve hypertrophy was present. CIDP should be considered in neuro-ophthalmological presentations associated with cranial/spinal nerve root hypertrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-156
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Papilloedema
  • Proptosis


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