Chiasmatic-Hypothalamic Tumors in Children
Gliomas of the optic pathway are usually reported as a single entity. Martin and Cushing1 found 0.84% of 823 tumors in all age groups to be gliomas of the optic pathways. They noted difficulty in determining the site of origin of these tumors, since they often extend from the retro-orbital optic nerve and chiasm into the hypothalamus and vice versa. In children and adolescents the incidence (3% of 700 brain tumors)2 of optic pathway gliomas is higher than in adults.
KeywordsDiabetes Insipidus Anaplastic Astrocytoma Partial Resection Optic Pathway Precocious Puberty
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