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An Extremely Rare Case of Glioblastoma Multiforme of the Spinal Cord

Department of Radiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Medicina 2013, 49(5), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina49050039
Received: 15 March 2013 / Accepted: 30 April 2013 / Published: 5 May 2013
Being the most common glial cell tumor of the adult brain, primary glioblastoma multiforme is an extremely rare but excessively devastating condition of the spinal cord. It presents with indistinctive magnetic resonance imaging findings, so the diagnosis is very complicated to make. A low-grade glioma may undergo a malignant transformation into glioblastoma multiforme in a very short period, critically impairing treatment possibilities and prognosis, so a correct and timely diagnosis is crucial. We report a case of intramedullary glioblastoma multiforme in a young man and describe the diagnostic difficulties and devastating progression of the entity.
Keywords: glioblastoma multiforme; spinal cord; intramedullary tumor; spinal magnetic resonance imaging glioblastoma multiforme; spinal cord; intramedullary tumor; spinal magnetic resonance imaging
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Randakevičienė, G.; Gleiznienė, R.; Basevičius, A.; Lukoševičius, S. An Extremely Rare Case of Glioblastoma Multiforme of the Spinal Cord. Medicina 2013, 49, 39.

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