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Stranger Things: A Case of Septo-Optic Dysplasia on a Newborn Male

Edcel Carl S. Alcoriza, MD
Ma. Trisha Lapus, MD*


Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a condition characterized by optic nerve hypoplasia and absence of septum pellucidum and, in two-thirds of patients with hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. This anomaly is a disorder of early prosencephalic development with varying presentations and degrees of severity.
One is diagnosed when patient has history of visual problems, symptoms of hormonal deficiencies and other congenital and developmental abnormalities. Ophthalmologic exam, tests of pituitary function and MRI also help a clinical diagnose this condition. Management of patients with this disorder requires different support from specialists such as Neurologists, Ophthalmologists and Endocrinologists.

*Adviser/Consultant, Department of Radiology