Optic pathway gliomas.

  title={Optic pathway gliomas.},
  author={Christopher D Jahraus and Nancy J. Tarbell},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  volume={46 5},
Optic pathway gliomas represent approximately 5% of all pediatric intracranial tumors. While these tumors are most frequently low grade astrocytomas, they follow a highly variable clinical course, and accordingly, there is much debate regarding their optimal management. Their propensity to occur in very young children and infants further complicates selection of therapy. Historically, surgery and radiotherapy have played a primary role in management, however, in the last 15 years, chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING