A case of pediatric tumefactive demyelinating lesion misdiagnosed and treated as glioblastoma

Daria Riva, Luisa Chiapparini, Bianca Pollo, Maria Rosa Balestrini, Maura Massimino, Nicoletta Milani

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Abstract

Because of their clinical and neuroradiological features, tumefactive demyelinating lesions, or giant plaques, are easily mistaken for tumors, with a consequent risk of gross errors in the choice of treatment. This article reports a 10-year-old girl who underwent surgery for a left parietal lesion misinterpreted as a glioblastoma which subsequently proved to be a case of giant plaque.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-947
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Glioblastoma
  • Tumefactive demyelination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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