Secondary optic nerve tumors.

PubMed ID: 1776123

Author(s): Christmas NJ, Mead MD, Richardson EP, Albert DM. Secondary optic nerve tumors. Surv Ophthalmol. 1991 Nov-Dec;36(3):196-206. Review. PMID 1776123

Journal: Survey Of Ophthalmology, Volume 36, Issue 3, 1991

Secondary tumors of the optic nerve are more common than primary optic nerve tumors. The involvement of the optic nerve may arise from direct invasion from intraocular malignancies, from hematopoietic malignancy, from meningeal carcinomatosis, or from distant primary tumors. Orbital tumors rarely invade the optic nerve, and brain tumors involve it only in their late stages.