Glioblastoma NOS

Case contributed by Dr Maxymyshyn Nazar

Presentation

Patient complains on headacke for 6 month, dizziness

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
CT

Axial CT scan shows an ill-defined heterogeneous (mostly cystic) mass in the parietal and temporal lobe of the left cerebral hemisphere with mild perifocal oedema.

After IV administration of contrast mass shows peripheral (rim) enhancement with multiple cystic areas in the central part.

Case Discussion

Histopathology shows poorly differentiated, pleomorphic astrocytic cells with marked nuclear atypia. Diagnosis: Glioblastoma

Note: IDH mutation status is not provided in this case and according to the current (2016) WHO classification of CNS tumours, this tumour would, therefore, be designated as a glioblastoma NOS

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Case information

rID: 29385
Case created: 21st May 2014
Last edited: 22nd May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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