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Optic nerve glioma presenting as a huge intrasellar mass. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7891196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a twelve-year-old boy who presented with visual impairment and headache and was found to harbour a purely intrasellar cystic pilocytic astrocytoma originating from proximal left optic nerve. The mass was explored transcranially and decompression of the optic apparatus and subtotal resection of the cyst wall was accomplished. The patient received post-operative radiotherapy and stays symptom-free after two years. A review of the literature revealed six cases of optic pathway astrocytomas associated with cyst formation. Our case appears as the first case of an optic glioma to present as an intrasellar mass.
I H Tekkök; K Tahta; S Saglam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-19     Completed Date:  1995-04-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neurological Sciences (IHT), Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Astrocytoma / diagnosis,  pathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Combined Modality Therapy
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Craniopharyngioma / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Optic Chiasm / pathology
Optic Nerve Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Sella Turcica / radiography*

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