Optic Nerve Biopsies in Unexplained Progressive Optic Neuropathy in Two Adults Reveal Optic Nerve Gliomas

Michel van Lint, Dave Kloeck, Rob J W de Keizer

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Abstract

Two patients with an optic nerve glioma are discussed. The first patient presents with a chronic optic disc edema. Biopsy reveals a pilocytic astrocytoma of the optic nerve as part of a multicentric glioma. Biopsy of a temporal lobe nodule demonstrates a glioblastoma. The second patient is treated for glaucoma, but continues to develop progressive visual loss. Optic nerve biopsy shows a pilocytic astrocytoma, but it has reached the optic chiasm rendering both eyes blind.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e224-e226
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Optic Nerve Glioma/complications
  • Optic Nerve/diagnostic imaging
  • Optic Nerve Diseases/diagnosis
  • Biopsy

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