Glioblastoma NOS

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Headache, disturbed consciousness and memory.

Patient Data

Age: 65-year-old
Gender: Male

MRI Brain

Irregular shaped ill-defined intra-axial space occupying lesion involving the inferior aspect of left temporooccipital region exhibits heterogeneous enhancement in post contrast study and exerting a positive mass effect upon the temporal horn of left lateral ventricle. Multiple areas of intralesional necrosis are noted.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have surgery which confirmed the diagnosis of glioblastoma. 

Note: This case predates the recent (2016) revision WHO classification of CNS tumors and IDH status is not available. As such, this tumor would now be classified as a glioblastoma NOS.​

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Case information

rID: 22779
Published: 23rd Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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