Regression after biopsy of a pilocytic opticochiasmatic astrocytoma in a young adult without neurofibromatosis

C. Colosimo, A. Cerase, G. Maira

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Abstract

Serial MRI over 60 months demonstrated regression after biopsy of a pilocytic opticochiasmatic astrocytoma in a 20-year-old woman with no signs of neurofibromatosis, together with improvement in vision. The patient did not receive radio- or chemotherapy. Close MRI follow-up of optic gliomas is recommended. Aggressive treatment should be limited to cases with clear clinical and radiological progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume42
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

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Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Optic glioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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