Butterfly glioblastoma: gross pathology

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Six month history of changes in personality, aphasia, psychomotor retardation, and urinary incontinence.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
Modality: Pathology

Hemorrhagic and necrotic appearance mass crossing the corpus callosum is classic for glioblastoma - butterfly glioma. 

Case Discussion

Computed tomography showed a suspected glioblastoma in the area of the trunk of the corpus callosum. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy. The patient died a month later from progressive deterioration of the general condition and suspected aspiration pneumonia. 

Case reproduced with permission, courtesy of Dr. Katharina Glatz, Basel, Switzerland, Pathorama.ch (original case at webpathology.com is here). All rights reserved; please see original case for copyright information. 

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Case Information

rID: 27877
Case created: 24th Feb 2014
Last edited: 11th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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