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Pediatric primary optic nerve sheath meningioma

Authors Vanikieti K, Preechawat P, Poonyathalang A

Received 13 February 2015

Accepted for publication 24 March 2015

Published 4 August 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 159—163


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Kavin Vanikieti, Pisit Preechawat, Anuchit Poonyathalang

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: Primary optic nerve sheath meningioma (PONSM) is extremely rare among children. We report two cases of pediatric PONSM. The first case was a 12-year-old boy who presented with gradual visual loss of his right eye and was found to be associated with neurofibromatosis type 2. The second case was a 10-year-old boy who presented with gradual proptosis of his left eye with normal visual acuity. Severe visual loss is a common clinical manifestation of pediatric PONSM. Although the visual acuity in the second case was normal, his vision rapidly deteriorated to 20/200. In both cases, the diagnosis of PONSM was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, and a successful tumor growth control was achieved after stereotactic radiotherapy was implemented.

Keywords: meningioma, optic nerve, children, pediatric, sheath, orbit

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