Optic pathway gliomas are commonly associated with vision loss in children. We describe an 18-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis, type 1 and an optic nerve glioma who showed reproducible visual field defects that worsened midmenstrual cycle and returned to baseline during menses. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of visual field fluctuations in a patient with an optic nerve glioma that correlated with her menstrual cycle.
- CNS cancer
- visual pathway
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Contributors AJ: patient care, wrote paper. ML: patient care, edited paper. PR: patient care, edited paper. BLB: patient care, wrote and edited paper.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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