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October 1953

TUMOR OF THE OPTIC DISK ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSISPresentation of a Case

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Neuro-Ophthalomology Service, Philadelphia General Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(4):468-474. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030476007
Abstract

TUMORS of the optic disk (nerve head, or papilla) associated with neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease) are exceedingly rare, there being but two cases in the literature to date. The first was reported by Stallard1 in 1938 and the second, in which tumors of both disks were found, by Goldsmith2 in 1949. It is the purpose of this paper to report an additional case, that of a tumor of the right disk occurring in a patient with a number of other manifestations of neurofibromatosis.

PRESENTATION OF CASE 

History.  —M.S., a white man aged 32, had a negative medical history until 1943, when, at the age of 23, he was examined by his Selective Service Board and rejected for military service because of nodules on the anterior chest wall. He was examined at Jefferson Medical College Hospital, where, in addition to the nodules, numerous café-au-lait spots on the skin of the

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