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Optic Nerve Glioma

"Optic Nerve Glioma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Glial cell derived tumors arising from the optic nerve, usually presenting in childhood. Roughly 50% are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. Clinical manifestations include decreased visual acuity; EXOPHTHALMOS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; STRABISMUS; pallor or swelling of the optic disc; and INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION. The tumor may extend into the optic chiasm and hypothalamus. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p681)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Optic Nerve Glioma" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Optic Nerve Glioma" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2012
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