Malignant optic glioma presenting radiologically as a 'cystic' suprasellar mass

Case report and review of the literature

Nicholas Barbaro, M. L. Rosenblum, C. G. Maitland, W. F. Hoyt, R. L. Davis

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Abstract

The diagnosis of malignant glioma of the optic nerves and chiasm may be difficult because these rare lesions may mimic other suprasellar lesions. We report a case of glioblastoma multiforme of the optic chiasm in which the appearance of the lesion on computed tomographic (CT) scan was consistent with that of craniopharyngioma or cystic pituitary adenoma. We suggest that malignant optic glioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an adult with progressive visual loss of rapid onset, even when ophthalmological examination suggests strongly extrinsic compression of the anterior optic pathways and when the CT scan apparently indicates a cystic mass lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-789
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume11
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Optic Nerve Glioma
Optic Chiasm
Glioma
Craniopharyngioma
Pituitary Neoplasms
Glioblastoma
Optic Nerve
Differential Diagnosis

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Barbaro, N., Rosenblum, M. L., Maitland, C. G., Hoyt, W. F., & Davis, R. L. (1982). Malignant optic glioma presenting radiologically as a 'cystic' suprasellar mass: Case report and review of the literature. Neurosurgery, 11(6), 787-789.

Malignant optic glioma presenting radiologically as a 'cystic' suprasellar mass : Case report and review of the literature. / Barbaro, Nicholas; Rosenblum, M. L.; Maitland, C. G.; Hoyt, W. F.; Davis, R. L.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 11, No. 6, 1982, p. 787-789.

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Barbaro, N, Rosenblum, ML, Maitland, CG, Hoyt, WF & Davis, RL 1982, 'Malignant optic glioma presenting radiologically as a 'cystic' suprasellar mass: Case report and review of the literature', Neurosurgery, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 787-789.
Barbaro, Nicholas ; Rosenblum, M. L. ; Maitland, C. G. ; Hoyt, W. F. ; Davis, R. L. / Malignant optic glioma presenting radiologically as a 'cystic' suprasellar mass : Case report and review of the literature. In: Neurosurgery. 1982 ; Vol. 11, No. 6. pp. 787-789.
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