gliomatosis cerebri


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gli·o·ma·to·sis ce·re·bri

a diffuse intracranial neoplasm of astrocytic origin.
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Presentation patterns and outcome of gliomatosis cerebri.
Value of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of MRI and MR spectroscopy in gliomatosis cerebri.
Antes del uso de la resonancia, el diagnostico de la gliomatosis cerebri era hecho post mortem en las autopsias [1,2], ya que las manifestaciones clinicas son, en general, inespecificas con alteracion inespecifica de la esfera mental, convulsiones y cefalea.
Con estos nuevos estudios clinicos y persistiendo el deterioro clinico, se considero la necesidad de realizar una biopsia cerebral por estereotaxia para confirmar la posibilidad diagnostica de una gliomatosis cerebri versus un linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central.
Ello fue compatible con gliomatosis cerebri (figuras 4, 5 y 6).
La gliomatosis cerebri fue descrita inicialmente como una neoplasia cerebral poco comun.
La gliomatosis cerebri tipo I es mas frecuente y es aquella neoplasia que infiltra difusamente el tejido cerebral sin formar una masa tumoral.
Gliomatosis Cerebri is a rare primary brain tumor that is very aggressive and resistant to therapy.
Gliomatosis Cerebri typically contain areas of WHO grade 2 or 3 tumors, and infrequently grade 4.
Although Gliomatosis Cerebri can behave like multifocal Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) such as involvement of multiple brain areas and are associated with poor prognosis, a significant pathophysiological difference exists between the two processes.
Clinically, this patient's initial presenting symptoms, which mimicked that of encephalitis, were more consistent with Gliomatosis Cerebri than multifocal GBM.
1,3) Other similar entities include neurosarcoidosis, vasculitis, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, gliomatosis cerebri, CNS lymphoma and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.