Stereotactic fractionated irradiation of optic nerve sheath meningioma: a new treatment alternative.

@article{Pitz2002StereotacticFI,
  title={Stereotactic fractionated irradiation of optic nerve sheath meningioma: a new treatment alternative.},
  author={Susanne Pitz and Georg Becker and Ulrich Schiefer and Hedwig Wilhelm and Biljana Jeremi{\'c} and Michael Bamberg and Eberhart Zrenner},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2002},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={1265-8}
}
BACKGROUND Primary optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) is a rare but almost invariably blinding tumour when its natural history is observed in a "wait and see" strategy. Surgery has hitherto only been advocated in case of progressive disease involving intracranial structures, as it leads to iatrogenic blindness in the overwhelming majority of cases. Therefore, treatment options bearing lesser risk of functional deterioration are highly desirable, both in cases of intracranial involvement as… CONTINUE READING

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