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The ganglionic glioneuroma belongs to the rarer forms of nerve-tissue tumors and is found most commonly in the central nervous system and cord. The following case, however, is of special interest largely because of the unusual location and evolution of the tumor, which beautifully explain the clinical manifestations.
The history of the case, as given by Dr. C. S. Beebe, in whose practice it occurred and by whom the removal of the eye and tumor was performed, is as follows:
The patient, a girl aged 8, first began to show evidences of eye trouble at the age of 6. No examination was made by a physician at that time and the diagnosis of "some eye trouble" was the parents' own observation. At the age of 8, the child contracted scarlet fever with rapidly developing exophthalmos and complete blindness of the "eye that was wrong." On enucleation of the eye, to
Ruhland GC. GANGLIONIC GLIONEUROMA OF THE OPTIC NERVE. JAMA. 1913;60(5):363-364. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340050033016