Diagnosis and management of optic nerve glioma

J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec;18(12):1585-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.09.003. Epub 2011 Nov 8.


Optic nerve gliomas are highly variable tumours with an unpredictable clinical course. Consequently, the diagnosis and management of these tumours remains complex and a standardised management strategy does not exist. In this paper we describe a patient with optic nerve glioma treated at our institution and then review recent advances made in the diagnosis and treatment of these tumours over the past 10 years. Our aim is to clarify current best practice in the management of optic nerve gliomas.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Optic Nerve Glioma / diagnosis*
  • Optic Nerve Glioma / therapy*
  • Optic Nerve Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Optic Nerve Neoplasms / therapy*