Glioblastoma NOS

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


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Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

CT Brain

There is a large right frontal lobe mass predominantly with low attenuation (necrotic) component and showing peripheral contrast enhancement. 


MRI Brain

There is a large right frontal mass exhibiting vivid peripheral contrast enhancement and partial diffusion restriction, as well as presenting a large central necrotic component. A mass effect with vasogenic edema and compression over the lateral ventricle and midline shift is also noted. 

Case Discussion

Pathologically proven glioblastoma

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

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Case information

rID: 8945
Published: 11th Mar 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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