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Optic Nerve Glioma Treatment

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Optic Nerve Glioma

Sight:- It is rare type of cancer found in the optic chiasm which is related with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis Type 1, or NF1.
Sex Prediction:- Male / Female
Age:- found more in children.
Diagnosis:- A neurological exam will typically show partial or total loss of vision or changes in the optic nerves. Increased pressure in the brain may be present. Other tests used to help diagnose optic nerve glioma include brain CT scans, brain MRIs, and biopsies.
Symptoms of Optic Nerve Giloma:-

Common symptoms of this kind of tumor include:

  • 1. Nausea and vomiting
  • 2. Balance problems
  • 3. Vision disturbances
  • 4. Headaches

Other symptoms can include:

  • 1. Involuntary eye movements
  • 2. Memory impairment
  • 3. Daytime sleepiness
  • 4. Loss of appetite
  • 5. Growth delays

Hormone problems may also appear because the tumors can occur near the base of the brain where hormones are controlled.

Optic Nerve Giloma Treatment:-

Treatment for these cancers is best done by a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Specialized therapy may be needed if there is memory loss. Other members of the team can include neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists.


If the tumor can be completely removed by surgery, surgery is often performed. When the tumor is not completely removable, parts of the tumor may be removed to relieve pressure in the skull.

Radiation Therapy:-

Can be done before surgery to shrink the tumor before removing it or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells. In radiation therapy, a machine is used to aim high-energy rays at the site of the tumor.


It takes the help of medications to kill cancer cells. This is particularly useful if the cancer has spread to other parts of the brain. Corticosteroids may be administered to reduce swelling in the skull. Treatment can kill healthy brain tissue. The dead tissue can look like cancer, so it needs to be monitored closely to ensure there is not a recurrence. After your treatment, follow-up visits with your doctor are necessary to check for any side effects and ensure the cancer has not returned.

Optic Nerve Giloma Treatment in India
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