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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA PRESENTING AS BILATERAL OPTIC ATROPHY IN A CHILD: CASE REPORT


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Author Details : Sucheta Parija, Indranil Saha

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2015

Article Page : 100-103


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Abstract

 
Brain tumors are a very common pathology in children today. Optic atrophy is an alerting sign for ophthalmologist that may be associated with serious systemic conditions having a significant bearing on the overall morbidity of the child .We describe here a 14 years old girl who presented with visual loss and features of raised intracranial pressure. On imaging she was diagnosed to have a supratentorial tumor suggestive of central neurocytoma but on histopathology was reported to be pilocytic astrocytoma gradeI.

Keywords: Intracranial pressure, Optic atrophy, Pilocytic astrocytoma.

How to cite : Parija S, Saha I, PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA PRESENTING AS BILATERAL OPTIC ATROPHY IN A CHILD: CASE REPORT. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2015;1(2):100-103

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