Pediatric Cerebellar Hemorrhagic Glioblastoma Multiforme
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 13
Last Page: 15
Publisher ID: TONIJ-6-13
Article History:Received Date: 24/6/2011
Revision Received Date: 29/9/2011
Acceptance Date: 7/11/2011
Electronic publication date: 28/2/2012
Collection year: 2012
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We report the case of an 11 year old boy who presented with nausea, vomiting and ataxia. He was evaluated with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Imaging demonstrated minimal enhancement and hemorrhage of a cerebellar mass. Cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is extremely rare in the cerebellum at any age but especially in children. The atypical findings of minimal enhancement, cerebellar location and hemorrhagic presentation combine to make the prospective diagnosis of GBM a difficult one. This rare combination of findings has not been previously reported.