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  • Disease

    Optic glioma

    This X-ray shows the skull of a child with neurofibromatosis (NF-1).  This child developed visual difficulties and was discovered to have a glioma (nerve tumor) in the optic nerve.  The tumor has enlarged the bony opening (optic foramen), through which the optic nerve passes.  This can be seen on the right side of picture.

    Gliomas are tumors that grow in various parts of the brain. Optic gliomas can affect: * One or both of the optic nerves that carry visual information to the...

  • Disease

    Oral cancer

    Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

    Oral cancer is cancer that starts in the mouth.

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    Osteosarcoma

    X-rays are a form of ionizing radiation that can penetrate the body to form an image on film. Structures that are dense (such as bone) will appear white, air will be black, and other structures will be shades of gray depending on density. X-rays can provide information about obstructions, tumors, and other diseases, especially when coupled with the use of barium and air contrast within the bowel.

    Osteosarcoma is a very rare type of cancerous bone tumor that usually develops in teenagers. It often occurs when a teen is growing rapidly.

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    Ovarian cancer

    External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

    Ovarian cancer is cancer that starts in the ovaries. The ovaries are the female reproductive organs that produce eggs.