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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184  

Eye as a window to glioblastoma multiforme: A series of case reports


Department of Neurology, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission16-Oct-2019
Date of Decision05-Nov-2019
Date of Acceptance06-Jan-2020
Date of Web Publication28-Feb-2020

Correspondence Address:
Shalesh Rohatgi
Department of Neurology, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_283_19

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Rohatgi S. Eye as a window to glioblastoma multiforme: A series of case reports. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2020;13:184

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Rohatgi S. Eye as a window to glioblastoma multiforme: A series of case reports. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 14];13:184. Available from: http://www.mjdrdypv.org/text.asp?2020/13/2/184/279630



Dear Sir,

This is in reference to the article, “Eye a window for glioblastoma multiforme: A series of case reports” published in your journal[1] and also commentary on this article: Eye as a window to the brain in central nervous system diseases – A viewpoint.[2]

It is surprising that the commentary was on an article which was published in a later issue.

Furthermore, papilledema is just a sign of raised intracranial pressure which could be due to myriad of causes including central nervous system (CNS) infections, parasitic diseases, venous sinus thrombosis, neoplastic lesions other than glioblastoma multiforme, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The title – Eye a window for glioblastoma multiforme – gives an impression that if someone finds papilledema in a patient; it is likely to be glioblastoma multiforme.

Editor's note

Due to an editorial oversight the commentary was published before the parent article. This lapse was conceded in the footnote of the parent article.[1] Regarding the second observation, there is nothing in the paper to suggest that if someone finds papilloedema in a patient it is likely to be glioblastoma multiforme. There is no mention of papilloedema in the title, nor does it mention that papilloedema suggests of glioblastoma multiforme anywhere in the article. Eye can be a window to many CNS or systemic disorders. Authors have concluded that presenting symptoms along with ocular findings such as papilloedema “may” suggest (which means there is a possibility of) a space occupying lesion or underlying malignancy of the brain, which is not incorrect.

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1.
Das S. Eye a window for glioblastoma multiforme – A series of case reports. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2019;12:461-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Waduthantri S. Eye as a window to the brain in central nervous system diseases. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2019;12:376-7.  Back to cited text no. 2
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