Glioblastoma NOS (butterfly morphology)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Two selected images from a post contrast MRI demonstrates a large heterogeneous mass which crosses the corpus callosum into both frontal lobes.

Best seen on the coronal image is evidence of a previous left sided craniotomy and biopsy tract down to the lesion. Features are consistent with a butterfly glioma.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a butterfly glioma, with little possible differential. Pathologically proven. 

Note: This case predates the recent (2016) revision WHO classification of CNS tumors and IDH status is not available. As such, this tumor would now be classified as a glioblastoma NOS.

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Case information

rID: 2589
Published: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: gbm
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