Case Discussion

Astrocytoma of optic nerve head   Posted By DR SRINIVAS SINGARAM    Date : 15-Aug-09   05:53 AM     Reply

55 Year old female presented with a 10 day history of blurred vision with mild left sided headache. BCVA - RE 6/6 LE 6/6 p. Dilated fundus revealed in the left eye, a whitish pink mass(equal to optic disc in size) protruding into the vitreous from inferonasal margin of the optic nerve head appearing to be astrocytoma. She has similar looking lesion but small in the right infero nasal midperiphery. Her past history was significant, she underwent astrocytoma of parietal/occipital(right) lobe removal in 1996 and recovered very well. No sign of any neurofibromatosis anywhere. Management: 1. monitoring 2. radiotherapy 3. surgery.....give your opinions.

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