Malignant Teratoid Medulloepithelioma of the Optic Nerve

William R. Green, Warren J. Iliff, Robert R. Trotter

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Abstract

A 6-year-old girl had a blind, proptotic, and glaucomatous right eye. Preoperative diagnosis was glioma of the optic nerve. A malignant teratoid medulloepithelioma of the optic nerve was found, requiring orbital exenteration and removal of the intracanalicular and intracranial portions of the optic nerve. The child was alive and well with no evidence of metastasis after 18 months. To our knowledge, only two previous cases of this rare tumor have been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume91
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1974

Keywords

  • Malignant teratoid medulloepithelioma
  • optic nerve
  • proptosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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