Brainstem glioma - focal midbrain

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Diplopia.

Patient Data

Age: Older child.

The midbrain is expanded by a heterogeneous mass with areas of enhancement. Features are those of a midbrain glioma.

MRI

MRI brain - 3 years later

Three years later the mass has only marginally enlarged. 

Case Discussion

Focal midbrain brainstem glioma demonstrating much more indolent course than the more common diffuse pontine gliomas.

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Case information

rID: 6525
Published: 7th Jul 2009
Last edited: 4th May 2018
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