Association between multiple sclerosis and oligodendroglioma. Case report

M. T. Gordana, A. Mauro, R. Soffietti, M. Leone

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The clinical and pathological data on a case of multiple sclerosis (MS) coexisting with a prefrontal oligodendroglioma are presented. The tumor was an unexpected finding at autopsy; the cause of death was a bulbar relapse of the demyelinating disease. Out of 21 previously reported cases of gliomas associated with MS, only once was the tumor an oligodendroglioma. The pathogenetic hypotheses of this concurrence are discussed from morphological, clinical and epidemiological points of view; there is at present no conclusive evidence for a relationship between the two processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-409
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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