When do children with optic pathway tumours need treatment? An oncological perspective in 106 patients treated in a single centre

@article{Grill2000WhenDC,
  title={When do children with optic pathway tumours need treatment? An oncological perspective in 106 patients treated in a single centre},
  author={J Grill and V{\'e}ronique Laithier and Diana Jim{\'e}nez Rodr{\'i}guez and M Raquin and Alain Pierre-Kahn and Chantal Kalifa},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={159},
  pages={692-696}
}
Progression patterns of optic pathway tumours (OPT) need to be precisely defined for treatment planning. In patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), this disease is usually indolent and the available literature rarely reports progression after the age of 6 years. In patients without NF1, the disease course seems to be less favourable. We reviewed the clinical and radiological files of 106 children referred to our institution for the treatment of a symptomatic OPT since 1980. NF1 was… CONTINUE READING
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