optic nerve sheath decompression


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op·tic nerve sheath de·com·pres·sion

a venting of the optic nerve sheath into the retrobulbar space, by slitting or by fenestrating the sheath. See: optic nerve sheath fenestration.
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Modified optic nerve sheath decompression provides long-term visual improvement for pseudotumorcerebri.
Pseudotumorcerebri and optic nerve sheath decompression.
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