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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-120

Late onset leptomeningeal and whole spine metastasis from supratentorial Glioblastoma multiforme: An uncommon manifestation of a common tumor


Department of Neurosurgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Satnam Singh Chhabra
Department of Neurosurgery, Room No - 2324 SSRB III Floor, New Building, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110 060
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.181878

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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common and aggressive primary brain tumors, composing 12-20% of all the intracranial tumors in adults with a highly malignant course and average life expectancy of approximately 12-14 months following initial diagnosis. Leptomeningeal or intramedullary metastasis from primary GBM is a rare phenomenon with a poor prognosis. We present a rare case of GBM with late onset intramedullary, extramedullary, as well as leptomeningeal spinal metastasis.


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