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The dilemma of childhood optic gliomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  412924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective series reviewing 28 cases of optic glioma in childhood is reported from the Columbus Children's Hospital. The literature is reviewed from a clinical and pathological standpoint; in the pathological literature there is support for consideration of these lesions as a neoplastic entity, but none for designation of these gliomas as "hamartomas." An approach to the management of optic gliomas is presented. Treatment should be tailored to the individual patient; no clear therapeutic protocol appears to be supported by available data.
D C Oxenhandler; M P Sayers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-23     Completed Date:  1978-02-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / complications,  mortality,  therapy*
Hydrocephalus / etiology
Neurilemmoma / complications,  mortality,  therapy*
Neurofibromatosis 1 / complications
Optic Chiasm
Optic Nerve*

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