Long-term follow-up of patients with optic glioma

Childs Nerv Syst. 1985;1(5):272-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00272025.


Patients with optic glioma were classified into two types: infant type and childhood. The infant type was usually immature astrocytomas that had an aggressive course and had a poor prognosis. On the other hand, the childhood type was usually mature astrocytomas with a rather benign, self-limiting course, even when the tumor had been left untreated. To make a long-term assessment, 11 patients with optic glioma were studied and 6 long-term survivors with chiasmal tumor invasion, in whom total removal of the tumor had not been feasible, were followed up for 8-12 years. Most of them had a stable course both clinically and radiologically.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Astrocytoma / pathology*
  • Astrocytoma / surgery
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glioma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / pathology*
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / surgery
  • Prognosis
  • Social Adjustment
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Visual Acuity