Glioblastoma: recurrence and transependymal spread

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


A known patient with glioblastoma underwent surgical excision and now for follow up

Patient Data

Age: 41 years old
Gender: Female

Left temporal area of encephalomalacia corresponds to the operative site. There is local residual enhancing tumoral tissue which extends along the ependymal surface of the ipsilateral and contralateral lateral ventricles with involvement of the genu of corpus callosum.

MRS reveals elevated choline, reduced NAA and increased lipid and lactate confirming viable tumoral activity

Case Discussion

Recurrent glioblastoma which shows transependymal CSF spread at the ependymal surface of the lateral ventricles.

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Case Information

rID: 41594
Case created: 9th Dec 2015
Last edited: 8th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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