Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2009 , Vol 19 , Num 2
Optical Glioma that Immitates Craniofarengioma Radiologically: Case Report
Ali Özcan BİNATLI1, Hüseyin KURT2, Fikret BAŞKAN3, Nurcan ÖZDAMAR4, Ümit BAYOL5, Ayça TAN6
1,2,3S.B. Tepecik Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Beyin Cerrahi Klinigi, İzmir, Türkiye
4Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin Cerrahi AD, İzmir, Türkiye
5,6S.B. Tepecik Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji, Izmir, Türkiye
Although optical gliomas are rarely seen in adults,they form 3-6 % of pediatric brain tumors.These lesions which generally belong to low grade astrositomic histopatology,compose a wide clinical spectrum which show variations acording to their size and location. The optical gliomas that grow from astrocyte and oligodendroglia cells of optical nerve,are the most seen neoplazms of optical nevre and optical chiasma. They consist 1-5 % of all glial tumors and are especially observed in pediadric and adolescence period. Approximatelly 15 % of these lessions are seen together with Neurofibromatosis Type-1 disease In this article,we have presented prechiasmal-retroorbital optical gliomatic 18 years old case which is radiologically alike with craniofarengioma and has hypotalamic elongation. Ascendancy of radical surgery in appropriate cases are emphasized. Anahtar Kelimeler : Surgical treatment, Neurofibromatozis type-1, Optic glioma