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Junctional Scotoma From Self-Inflicted Transnasal Penetrating Foreign Body

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The case presented here is unique in that the visual field defect was highly suggestive of optic nerve and chiasm damage. The transnasal route of injury in this case is similar to the route of pituitary tumor surgical removal (i.e. transsphenoidal). To the best of our knowledge, this may be the first published case of transnasal penetrating foreign body injury that resulted in a junctional scotoma. 

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