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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Glioma de la vía visual

Visual pathway glioma (VIH-zhoo-ul glee-OH-muh)
A rare, slow-growing tumor that usually forms in the optic nerve, optic chiasm, or optic tract. These are parts of the nervous system that carry messages from the eye to the brain. Also called optic pathway glioma.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.