Optic nerve hypoplasia with posterior pituitary ectopia: Male predominance and nonassociation with breech delivery

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine whether posterior pituitary ectopia in children with optic nerve hypoplasia has a male predominance or an increased incidence of breech delivery. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 12 children with optic nerve hypoplasia and posterior pituitary ectopia. RESULTS: Eleven of 12 patients with posterior pituitary ectopia were boys. No child had a history of breech delivery. Two children had a history of breech positioning but were delivered by cesarean section. CONCLUSION: Posterior pituitary ectopia with optic nerve hypoplasia shows a strong male predominance but no association with breech delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-239
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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