J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2021; 82(01): 091-095
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722634
Typical Orbital Pathologies
Review Article

Optic Nerve Gliomas

Edward J. Wladis
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical College, Slingerlands, New York, United States
,
Matthew A. Adamo
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical College, Slingerlands, New York, United States
,
Lauren Weintraub
3  Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College, Slingerlands, New York, United States
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Objectives To describe the diagnostic and management features of optic nerve gliomas.

Design Literature review.

Results Optic nerve gliomas are generally benign in the pediatric age group although they are usually malignant and aggressive in adults. As such, the mechanisms by which these lesions are diagnosed, the systemic implications, the goals of intervention, and the nature of therapeutic management all differ between these tumors.

Conclusions This article addresses these lesions and discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms by which they may be approached.

Note

This study specifically focused upon sporadic OPG outlining their clinical characteristics, visual prognosis, and considerations for follow-up and treatment.




Publication History

Publication Date:
19 January 2021 (online)

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