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Malignant Teratoid Medulloepithelioma of the Optic Nerve

Malignant Teratoid Medulloepithelioma of the Optic Nerve Abstract A 6-year-old girl had a blind, proptotic, and glaucomatous right eye. Preoperative diagnosis was glioma of the optic nerve. A malignant teratoid medulloepithelioma of the optic nerve was found, requiring orbital exenteration and removal of the intracanalicular and intracranial portions of the optic nerve. The child was alive and well with no evidence of metastasis after 18 months. To our knowledge, only two previous cases of this rare tumor have been observed. References 1. Reese AB: Medulloepithelioma (dictyoma) of the optic nerve . Am J Ophthalmol 44:4-6, 1957. 2. Andersen SR: Differentiation features in some retinal tumors and in dysplastic retinal conditions . Am J Ophthalmol 71:231-241, 1971. 3. Zimmerman LE: Verhoeff's "terato-neuroma": A critical reappraisal in light of new observations and current concepts of embryonic tumors: The fourth Frederick H. Verhoeff lecture . Am J Ophthalmol 72:1039-1057, 1971. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Malignant Teratoid Medulloepithelioma of the Optic Nerve

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1974 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060465007
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Abstract

Abstract A 6-year-old girl had a blind, proptotic, and glaucomatous right eye. Preoperative diagnosis was glioma of the optic nerve. A malignant teratoid medulloepithelioma of the optic nerve was found, requiring orbital exenteration and removal of the intracanalicular and intracranial portions of the optic nerve. The child was alive and well with no evidence of metastasis after 18 months. To our knowledge, only two previous cases of this rare tumor have been observed. References 1. Reese AB: Medulloepithelioma (dictyoma) of the optic nerve . Am J Ophthalmol 44:4-6, 1957. 2. Andersen SR: Differentiation features in some retinal tumors and in dysplastic retinal conditions . Am J Ophthalmol 71:231-241, 1971. 3. Zimmerman LE: Verhoeff's "terato-neuroma": A critical reappraisal in light of new observations and current concepts of embryonic tumors: The fourth Frederick H. Verhoeff lecture . Am J Ophthalmol 72:1039-1057, 1971.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1974

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