Optic neuropathy after irradiation of meningioma.

@article{Goldsmith1992OpticNA,
  title={Optic neuropathy after irradiation of meningioma.},
  author={B. J. Goldsmith and SethA. Rosenthal and William M. Wara and David A. Larson},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={
          71-6
        }
}
Radiation-induced optic neuropathy (RON) is a rare and catastrophic complication of currently employed radiation therapy regimens for meningiomas that have been partially resected and sampled for biopsy. Between 1972 and 1989, 49 patients received postoperative irradiation for partially resected or biopsy sampled meningiomas, with the optic nerve within the treatment field. One patient experienced RON. The latency period for this case was 23 months. A review of the literature disclosed few… CONTINUE READING
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