Glioblastoma (gross pathology)

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


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

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

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, (original case at is here). All rights reserved; please see original case for copyright information. 

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