Late-onset optic pathway tumors in children with neurofibromatosis 1

R. Listernick, R. E. Ferner, L. Piersall, S. Sharif, D. H. Gutmann, J. Charrow

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Abstract

Identification of new optic pathway tumors (OPTs) and progression of pre-existing OPTs in children with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) have been reported infrequently after age 6. The authors present eight children with NF1 (mean age 12.2 years) seen in three NF1 centers who had either late-onset (four of eight) or late-progressive (seven of eight) OPT. Continued monitoring of individuals with NF1 into adulthood for the development of OPTs and for progression of known OPTs is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1944-1946
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2004

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    Listernick, R., Ferner, R. E., Piersall, L., Sharif, S., Gutmann, D. H., & Charrow, J. (2004). Late-onset optic pathway tumors in children with neurofibromatosis 1. Neurology, 63(10), 1944-1946. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.WNL.0000144341.16830.01