Recurrence of astrocytoma of optic nerve after 48 years.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A tumour presumed to be a juvenile glioma of the optic nerve was removed by a Kronlein procedure from a 4-year old boy in 1925. In 1973 a severe proptosis made it necessary to remove the atrophic eye and a large retro-ocular tumour. Histological examination, supported by electron microscopy, showed the second tumour to be an anaplastic pilocytic astrocytoma. The possible histogenesis and this unusual behaviour pattern are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mullaney, J; Walsh, J; Lee, WR; Adams, JH

Published Date

  • July 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 539 - 543

PubMed ID

  • 952831

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1017548

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bjo.60.7.539


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England