Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma

  • Branislav Jeremic
  • Susanne Pitz

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Branislav Jeremic, Susanne Pitz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Susanne Pitz, Helmut Wilhelm
    Pages 7-15
  4. John S. Kennerdell, Roger E. Turbin
    Pages 17-37
  5. John H. Naheedy, Mahmood F. Mafee
    Pages 39-53
  6. Markus J. Riemenschneider, Guido Reifenberger
    Pages 55-66
  7. Roger E. Turbin, John S. Kennerdell
    Pages 67-76
  8. Simon S. Lo, Samuel T. Chao, John H. Suh
    Pages 85-94
  9. Jose Hinojosa, Jorge Omar Hernandez, Bin S. Teh, Arnold C. Paulino, E. Brian Butler
    Pages 95-103
  10. Branislav Jeremic, Maria Werner-Wasik, Salvador Villà, Frank Paulsen, Greg Bednarz, Markus Buchgeister et al.
    Pages 105-127
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 129-139

About this book


Optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) is a rare tumour. Cases are usually separated into primary ONSM, which arises either intraorbitally or, less commonly, intracanalicularly, and secondary ONSM, which arises intracranially and subsequently invades the optic canal and orbit. This is the first book to cover all important aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of primary ONSM. After a general introduction, individual chapters discuss the clinical presentation, clinical examination and diagnosis, imaging, and histology. Treatment options are then addressed in detail, with special emphasis on external beam radiation therapy, and in particular stereotactic fractionated radiation therapy. The latter has recently produced consistently good results and is now considered the emerging treatment of choice for the vast majority of patients with primary ONSM. This well-illustrated book will prove invaluable to all practitioners who encounter primary ONSM in their clinical work.


diagnosis genetics histology imaging magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) molecular genetics optic nerve sheath meningioma radiation radiation therapy radiotherapy stereotactic radiation therapy surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Branislav Jeremic
    • 1
  • Susanne Pitz
    • 2
  1. 1.International Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  2. 2.University Eye HospitalMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77557-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77558-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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