Multifocal glioblastoma

Multifocal glioblastomas are tumours which have multiple discrete areas of contrast enhancing tumour embedded with, or connected by, T2/FLAIR signal abnormality. They are considered to be part of the one tumour. 

Multifocal glioblastomas have been shown to have a poorer prognosis than solitary tumours 2

Differential diagnosis

This is in contrast to multicentric glioblastomas, which have enhancing foci with normal intervening brain, and are thought to more likely represent synchronous but separate tumours. 


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  • Multifocal glioblastomas

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