Multifocal Glioblastoma Multiforme
Amit Agrawal 1 * , J.H. Makannavar 2, J.P. Shetty 2, Lathika Shetty 2, Boby Varkey 2
More Detail
1 MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Department of Neurosurgery, Mullana (Ambala), India
2 K.S.Hegde Medical Academy, Department of Pathology, Mangalore, India
* Corresponding Author


Multicentric gliomas are uncommon lesions but a fascinating clinical and scientific issue. Current opinion ranges from rejection of surgical treatment to its recommendation. We report a case of young adult who presented with one episode of generalized tonic clonic seizures and mild weakness of right hand. Imaging findings were suggestive multiple lesions in the left temporo-parietal area. Surgical decompression was performed for the larger lesion and histopathology was suggestive of glioblastoma multiforme. Based on these findings a diagnosis of multifocal glioblasotma was made. Patient was submitted for radiotherapy. In patients with multiple lesions tissue analysis is critical for treatment planning and to determine the prognosis.


This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Article Type: Case Report

Eur J Gen Med, 2012 - Volume 9 Issue 4, pp. 289-291

Publication date: 10 Oct 2012

Article Views: 334

Article Downloads: 160

Open Access References How to cite this article