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Infiltration of the Optic Chiasm, Nerve, and Disc by Gliomatosis Cerebri

Traynis, Ilana BS; Singer, Samuel MD; Winterkorn, Jacqueline MD, PhD; Rosenblum, Marc MD; Dinkin, Marc MD

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: March 2014 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 44–46
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e31827912d7
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Abstract: An 18-year-old man with gliomatosis cerebri (GC) developed tumor infiltration of the optic chiasm and right optic nerve including the optic disc. Although papilledema often is seen with GC, tumor invasion of the optic nerve head is observed.

Department of Ophthalmology (IT, JW, MD), Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York; and the Department of Neurology (SS, MR), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

Address correspondence to Marc Dinkin, MD, 1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065; E-mail:

Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Marc Dinkin: Advisory Board for Acorda Therapeutics.

© 2014 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society