Optic Nerve

 

Glioma

 

By: Lynsey Hoover

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

An optic glioma is a common

 

 

type of tumor that originates

 

 

in the brain. Although they

 

 

can affect all ages, they are

 

 

more common in children and

 

 

 young adults. There are

 

 

many different indications of

 

 

a glioma and variations of

 

 

aggressiveness. 

What is an Optic Nerve Glioma?

  • Loss of vision 

 

  • Nausea 

 

  • Vomitting 

 

  • Headaches

 

  • Loss of Depth Perception 

Symptoms:

The causes of this tumor is

 

 

 currently unknown, but

 

 

radiation plays a major role in

 

 

it. Yes, radiation obliterates

 

 

 tumors, but if there is no

 

 

 tumor there then an opposite

 

 

 effect can occur. 

HOW?

  • Expenses in Radiation/Chemo
  • Therapy
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches 
  • Changes in Hormone

Complications

Symptoms:

  • Expenses in Radiation/Chemo therapy 
  • Hair loss
  • Vision loss
  • Destruction of Hormones 

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery

   /centers_clinics/brain_tumor/center/glioma/

 

   https://www.childrenshospital.org

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