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What is the preferred treatment for an optic chiasm tumor?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Depends
Most tumors in the optic chiasm (detected after visual field loss as a clue to due an MRI to locate the tumor and size it) arise from the pituitary gland.
A few are cystic remnants of development such as a rathkes pouch. Most will be removed by a neurosurgeon through a transnasal approach while you are asleep. Some require radiation. Discuss this with your neurosugeon.

In brief: Depends
Most tumors in the optic chiasm (detected after visual field loss as a clue to due an MRI to locate the tumor and size it) arise from the pituitary gland.
A few are cystic remnants of development such as a rathkes pouch. Most will be removed by a neurosurgeon through a transnasal approach while you are asleep. Some require radiation. Discuss this with your neurosugeon.
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