Optic nerve glioma

Case contributed by Arthur Daire


Gradual loss of vision in the left eye , associated proptosis. No family history of NF1

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

There is fusiform mass involving the  left optic nerve. The mass is hyperintense on both FLAIR and T2 imaging. 

No evidence of abnormal T2 or FLAIR white matter hyperintensities.

Case Discussion

This is an example of optic nerve glioma occuring sporadically (not associated with NF1). The differential diagnosis include optic nerve sheath meningioma (if eccentrically located)

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