Magnetic resonance imaging of optic gliomas.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We compared magnetic resonance imaging of the optic nerves and chiasm with computed tomography in four patients (a 17-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, and a 22-year-old woman) with biopsy-proven or suspected optic gliomas. Orbital abnormalities were effectively viewed by both techniques. Gliomatous and normal optic nerves had similar spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging characteristics. Magnetic resonance was superior to contrast-enhanced computed tomography for identification of the intracranial optic nerves, chiasm, and optic tracts, but computed tomography delineated orbital anatomic and spatial relationships better.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Holman, RE; Grimson, BS; Drayer, BP; Buckley, EG; Brennan, MW

Published Date

  • October 15, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 596 - 601

PubMed ID

  • 4050934

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(85)90689-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States