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- Malignant optic nerve glioma of adulthood
- anaplastic astrocytoma
- optic nerve biopsy
- optic nerve
- visual pathway
- multicentric glioma
Malignant optic nerve glioma of adulthood is a rare tumour that can mimic optic neuritis in its initial presentation.1 2 At onset, unilateral decreased vision occurs in 70% of patients; however, a rapid progression to total blindness is usually seen within 3 months and death within 1 to 2 years.3 MRI often shows diffuse enhancement and, later, enlargement of the affected optic nerves, chiasm and tracts. We report a unique, multicentric case of malignant optic nerve glioma involving two exceptionally rare sites, the corpus callosum and cerebellum.
A previously healthy 48 year-old man was referred for blurry vision of the right eye with pain on eye movement for 1 week. …
Funding Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. and the Pat & Willard Walker Eye Research Center, UAMS, Little Rock, AR.
Competing interests None.
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