Ophthalmology – MCQ 38 – Optic glioma

Which one of the following statements is incorrect about Optic glioma?
A. Has a peak incidence in first decade
B. Arises from oligodendrocytes
C. Causes meningeal hyperplasia
D. Is associated with type I neurofibromatosis

Correct answer : C. Causes meningeal hyperplasia

Features of optic glioma:

  • Cells of origin – astrocytes, oligodendrocytes of optic nerve
  • Peak incidence – 2 to 5 years
  • Optic glioma is not known to cause meningeal hyperplasia.

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