A case of giant cell glioblastoma: a mimicker of a cerebral metastasis.

Eiki Nagao, Takashi Yoshiura, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Kouji Yamashita, Hironori Kamano, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Toshiyuki Amano, Hiroshi Honda

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Abstract

We report a rare case of giant cell glioblastoma that was difficult to distinguish from cerebral metastasis. The MRI finding was a ring-enhancing well-circumscribed solitary brain tumor that was very similar to cerebral metastasis. Even when MRI results were considered together with the findings by magnet resonance spectroscopy and perfusion-weighted MRI, it was hard to distinguish between giant cell glioblastoma and cerebral metastasis before surgery. When we find a solitary ring-enhancing intracranial mass with little tendency of invasion, we need to consider the possibility of giant cell GBM as a differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Volume101
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Nagao, E., Yoshiura, T., Hiwatashi, A., Togao, O., Yamashita, K., Kamano, H., ... Honda, H. (2010). A case of giant cell glioblastoma: a mimicker of a cerebral metastasis. Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica, 101(7), 142-147.