Secondary optic nerve tumors

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

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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