Late-onset optic pathway tumors in children with neurofibromatosis 1

Robert H Listernick*, R. E. Ferner, L. Piersall, S. Sharif, D. H. Gutmann, Joel Charrow

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Abstract

Identification of new optic pathway tumors (OPTs) and progression of pre-existing OPTs in children with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) have been reported infrequently after age 6. The authors present eight children with NF1 (mean age 12.2 years) seen in three NF1 centers who had either late-onset (four of eight) or late-progressive (seven of eight) OPT. Continued monitoring of individuals with NF1 into adulthood for the development of OPTs and for progression of known OPTs is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1944-1946
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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