RESEARCH ARTICLE


Pediatric Cerebellar Hemorrhagic Glioblastoma Multiforme



Peter Kalina*
Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, Rochester, MN 55905, USA


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; Tel: (507) 284-6036; Fax: (507) 255-4068; E-mail: kalina.peter@mayo.edu


Abstract

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.

Keywords: Glioblastoma multiforme, pediatric, cerebellum.