optic glioma

optic glioma

a slow-growing tumor on the optic nerve or in the chiasm, composed of glial cells. Symptoms may include loss of vision, secondary strabismus, exophthalmos, and ocular paralysis.

optic glioma

Neuropathology An astrocytoma arising in the optic nerve, which is associated with neurofibromatosis, type 1 Clinical Invasion and destruction of optic nerve tissue, loss of vision
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NG2-cells are not the cell of origin for murine neurofibromatosis-1 (Nf1) optic glioma.
Understanding how different kinds of optic glioma bear the traces of their separate origins is the key to being able to tailor treatment to a specific individual, according to Gutmann.
At one year old, Jamie was diagnosed with a type of brain tumour called Optic Glioma.
An optic glioma in an NF1-affected individual may increase the risk for other CNS malignancies.
Daisy Perry has shown immense courage as she undergoes a gruelling 18-month course of chemotherapy to try to shrink the optic glioma tumour.
MPNST was followed in order by plexiform neurofibroma, optic glioma, skin tumors, learning disabilities, and cafe-au-lait macules (Table 1).
Optic glioma almost always appears by 3 years of age "and certainly by 6 years of age," she said.
In addition, we wanted to explore the potential for the use of pirfenidone in the treatment of progressive brainstem and optic glioma in patients with NF1.
Thirteen children were found to have structural abnormalities, such as optic glioma, enlarged ventricles, enlarged sulci, and vermis atrophy, and were eliminated from further analysis.
Among two cases, one case of optic glioma shown in ten-year-old child with decreasing visual acuity of left eye (Without proptosis) was examined by CT and contiguous axial sections showed thickening and enlargement of left optic were near orbital apex.