Bilateral Thalamic Glioma. Case Report

Masafumi UCHINO, Satoru KITAJIMA, Chikao MIYAZAKI, Iekado SHIBATA, Myouta MIURA
2002 Neurologia medico-chirurgica  
A 35-year-old woman presented with a bilateral thalamic glioma manifesting as dysesthesia over the left side of the body and mental deterioration. T 1 -weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed enlarged bilateral thalami with homogeneous isointensity and no enhancement after gadolinium administration. Histological examination of a stereotactic biopsy specimen identified anaplastic astrocytoma. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy failed to arrest tumor growth. She subsequently died. Magnetic
more » ... ce imaging and clinical findings support the view that bilateral thalamic gliomas represent a distinct clinicopathologic entity among thalamic tumors.
doi:10.2176/nmc.42.443 pmid:12416569 fatcat:dhnqnmitqraerht4rtxkynsw3i