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Chiasmatic-Hypothalamic Tumors in Children

  • Luis A. Rodriguez
  • Michael S. B. Edwards
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Neurosurgery book series (COPENEU)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Diabetes Insipidus Anaplastic Astrocytoma Partial Resection Optic Pathway Precocious Puberty 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis A. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Michael S. B. Edwards
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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