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A 27-year-old female asked about a 65-year-old female:

hi, my mom had a tumor on the optic nerve 0.25x0.36x0.4cm. is surgery the only way to remove it? how can it be treated?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Tough to determine: Not knowing the pathological characteristics of the tumor, tough to advise you. Some cases, gamma knife is useful, others might respond to irradiation or chemotherapy, but in some cases, surgery is life saving. But a lesion on the optic nerve might be precarious, and risk blindness. Would get additional opinions from ophthalmology and neurosurgery.

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Last updated Jul 15, 2014

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