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Ben Shofty, Felix Bokstein, Zvi Ram, Liat Ben-Sira, Sigal Freedman, Anat Kesler, Shlomi Constantini, Ben Shofty, Michal Mauda-Havakuk, Dafna Ben-Bashat, Rina Dvir, Li-Tal Pratt, Lior Weizman, Leo Joskowicz, Michal Tal, Lior Ravid, Liat Ben-Sira, Shlomi Constantini, Andrew Dodgshun, Wirginia Maixner Show all

Neuro-oncology | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Optic pathway gliomas (OPG) are considered relatively benign pediatric tumors. Adult OPG can be divided into two groups; adult patients with tumors diagnosed in childhood, and adult patients diagnosed during adulthood. In this study we have characterized the clinical course of patients belonging to these two groups. METHODS: We retrospectively collected clinical and imaging data for all adult OPG patients who have been monitored in our medical-center between 1990 and 2012. RESULTS: Twenty-two adult patients were included. Age distribution at diagnosis varied widely (6m–66y), as did age at last follow-up (18y-74y). Ten patients were diagnosed at adulthood, 12 in childhood. Of the ..

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