Author(s): Tenny RT, Laws ER Jr, Younge BR, Rush JA
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Abstract A series of 104 patients with surgically verified optic nerve gliomas is presented. Anterior lesions primarily affecting the optic nerve were present in 42 patients, who have a long-term survival rate of 85.5\%. Posterior lesions primarily affecting the optic chiasm were present in 62 patients, most of whom underwent radiation therapy postoperatively, and they have a long-term survival rate of 50\%. Unequivocal signs of neurofibromatosis were present in 14\%. On the basis of these findings and a review of the literature, recommendations are made for the surgical management of these tumors.
This article was published in J Neurosurg
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