Glioblastoma NOS

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Left hemiparesis and headache.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Right frontotemporal irregularly shaped heterogeneous mass surrounded by a large area of perifocal oedema and exerting positive mass effect in form of subfalcine herniation. The mass displayed mild peripheral restricted diffusion suggesting tumorous oedema and heterogeneous mainly peripheral enhancement.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have surgery which confirmed the diagnosis of 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: 22898
Published: 2nd May 2013
Last edited: 15th May 2018
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