Optic nerve glioma and cerebellar astrocytoma in a patient with Von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis

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Abstract

A 2 1 2-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis developed unilateral proptosis, decreased visual acuity, and optic disk edema. After the discovery and removal of an optic nerve glioma, the patient had ten years of excellent health until he began having headaches, nausea, and vomiting. He had papilledema in his remaining eye. At exploration, a cerebellar astrocytoma and a neuroglial hamartoma were removed. The occurrence of a glioma of right anterior visual pathway associated with other primary intracranial lesions in patients with neurofibromatosis was not previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-588
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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