Secondary optic nerve tumors

Nancy J. Christmas, Mariana D. Mead, E. P. Richardson, Daniel M. Albert

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Abstract

Secondary tumors of the optic nerve are more common than primary optic nerve tumors. The involvement of the optic nerve may arise from direct invasion from intraocular malignancies, from hematopoietic malignancy, from meningeal carcinomatosis, or from distant primary tumors. Orbital tumors rarely invade the optic nerve, and brain tumors involve it only in their late stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-206
Number of pages11
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1991

Keywords

  • brain tumors
  • leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • metastasis
  • ocular melanoma
  • optic nerve
  • orbital tumors
  • retinoblastoma
  • secondary tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Christmas, N. J., Mead, M. D., Richardson, E. P., & Albert, D. M. (1991). Secondary optic nerve tumors. Survey of Ophthalmology, 36(3), 196-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/0039-6257(91)90002-W