Foster Kennedy Syndrome: A Case Report


  • Juan José Díaz-Vintimilla Hospital General de México "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga"
  • Christian Méndez-González Department of Vascular Neurology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán”, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Fabián Díaz-Heredia Department of Neurology, Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • Francisco Pérez-Allende Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Diego Romero-Cano Department of Neuro-ophthalmology, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”.



Foster Kennedy Syndrome, Optic Atrophy, Papilledema, Meningioma, Case Report


Foster Kennedy Syndrome is a classic, yet rare, neuro-ophthalmologic syndrome due to an intracranial mass, most often a tumor, that consists of optic atrophy on the same side of the lesion and contralateral papilledema. We present the case of a 48-year-old female patient with decreased visual acuity and the typical clinical features described above due to a sphenoid wing meningioma. Although not a common condition, Foster Kennedy Syndrome should always be kept in mind in a patient with visual disturbances secondary to an intracranial mass.




How to Cite

Díaz-Vintimilla, J. J., Méndez-González, C., Díaz-Heredia, . F., Pérez-Allende, F., & Romero-Cano, D. (2021). Foster Kennedy Syndrome: A Case Report. Archivos De Neurociencias, 26(4).



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