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PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA PRESENTING AS BILATERAL OPTIC ATROPHY IN A CHILD: CASE REPORT

Brain tumors are a very common pathology in children today. Optic atrophy is an alerting sign for ophthalmologist that may be associated with serious systemic conditions having a significant bearing on the overall morbidity of the child .We describe here a 14 years old girl who presented with visual loss and features of raised intracranial pressure. On imaging she was diagnosed to have a supratentorial tumor suggestive of central neurocytoma but on histopathology was reported to be pilocytic astrocytoma gradeI.



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Keywords: Intracranial pressure, Optic atrophy, Pilocytic astrocytoma.

ISSN: 2395-1443

EISSN: 2395-1451


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