Adult Patient Presenting Rare Brain Tumour-Gliosarcoma

  • Syed Khalequezzaman Specialist, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • Jahangir Alam Senior Consultant, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • Sania Ahsan Consultant, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • Biva Shrestha Khan Consultant, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
Keywords: Brain tumor, gliosarcoma

Abstract

Gliosarcoma is a rare primary malignancy of the central nervous system, classified by the World Health Organization as a high-grade glioma and a variant of glioblastoma multiforme. A 57-year-old gentleman presented with a history of left-sided weakness and loss of appetite. Brain MRI was suggestive of right frontal and thalamic mass lesion with contrast enhancement at the periphery. Open biopsy examination revealed a malignant brain tumour presenting a biphasic tissue pattern with gliomatous and mesenchymal components suggestive of gliosarcoma. Although the treatment of gliosarcomas is almost similar to glioblastomas (surgical resection and, depending on clinical status, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy) the prognosis of gliosarcomas remains poor

Pulse Vol.8 January-December 2015 p.85-88

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Syed Khalequezzaman, Specialist, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka


Published
2016-06-06
How to Cite
Khalequezzaman, S., Alam, J., Ahsan, S., & Khan, B. (2016). Adult Patient Presenting Rare Brain Tumour-Gliosarcoma. Pulse, 8(1), 85-88. https://doi.org/10.3329/pulse.v8i1.28109
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Case Reports