Congenital glioblastoma multiforme - Case report and review of the literature

Seker A., Ozek M. M.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, cilt.105, sa.6, ss.473-479, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 105 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3171/ped.2006.105.6.473
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.473-479


Congenital intracranial tumors are rare. If such a lesion is detected before birth, it is usually an incidental finding on fetal ultrasonography. The definition of a "congenital" tumor is controversial. The authors report the case of a "definite" congenital glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) diagnosed with the aid of ultrasonography and fetal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the 37th week of gestation. Postnatal MR imaging revealed a massive tumor occupying the patient's left temporoparietooccipital area. Angiography was performed to assess vascularity and embolize the main feeding arteries. Surgery was performed, and the tumor was successfully excised completely.