TITLE

Congenital glioblastoma multiforme: A case report and review of literature

AUTHOR(S)
Kasliwal, Manish K.; Gupta, Deepak K.; Mahapatra, Ashok K.; Sharma, Mehar C.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences;Jul-Dec2007, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Congenital brain tumors are very rare neoplasms. The diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme in a newborn infant is a rarity. Prognosis of congenital glioblastoma has been uniformly fatal with most of the cases reported in literature having a very short survival in spite of all modalities of treatment. The authors report a case of congenital glioblastoma involving the pan right cerebral hemisphere in a two month-old infant who expired six months after tumor decompression. Literature is reviewed in light of the present case and various treatment modalities for this rare tumor are highlighted.
ACCESSION #
27450620

 

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