Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
- 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.
Patient consent Obtained.