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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 651--653

Cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme with non-contiguous grade 2 astrocytoma of the temporal lobe in the same individual


1 Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, India

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Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh-160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.68696

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Multicentric Gliomas, both supratentorial and infratentorial, with varying histopathological picture is extremely rare. We report a unique occurrence of such a combination in a 50-year-old man who presented with features of elevated intracranial pressure, ataxia and vertigo. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a diffuse non-enhancing lesion in the temporal lobe and insula and another non-contigous well defined enhancing lesion in the cerebellum. Both the lesions had mass effect. The lesions were decompressed; first the temporal lesion and then the cerebellar lesion. Histopathology revealed grade II astrocytoma in the temporal lobe and glioblastoma multiforme in the cerebellum. He recieved whole brain radiotherapy with which he showed symptomatic improvement and survived for 1.5 years.






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