Glioblastoma NOS

Case contributed by Dr M Shebl

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Haemorrhagic intra-axial mass is seen involving left frontoparietal deep white matter , involving rostrum, genu and part of body of corpus callosum, crossing midline to the opposite right side surrounded by vasogenic edema, being of heterogenous low T1 with high signal areas of subacute blood, heterogenous high T2 signal with inhomogenous enhancement in the post-contrast images. It causes mass effect in the form of effacement of cortical sulci compressing frontal horns and anterior parts of the body of lateral ventricles bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a glioblastoma.

Note: This case predates the recent (2016) revision WHO classification of CNS tumours and IDH status is not available; in fact, even the diagnosis has not been established. As such, this tumour would now be classified as a probable glioblastoma NOS.

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Case information

rID: 20405
Published: 17th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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