Temporal-occipital glioblastoma presenting with Alice in Wonderland Syndrome in a patient with a long-time history of migraine without aura

Giulio Mastria, Valentina Mancini, Alessandro Viganò, Rita De Sanctis, Federica Letteri, Massimiliano Toscano, Vittorio Di Piero

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Abstract

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) is a rare perceptual disorder characterized by an erroneous perception of the body or the surrounding space. AIWS may be caused by different pathologies, ranging from infections to migraine. We present the case of a 54-year-old man, with a long-time history of migraine without aura, diagnosed with AIWS due to a glioblastoma located in the left temporal-occipital junction. To date, this is the first case of AIWS caused by glioblastoma. This case suggests that to exclude aura-mimic phenomena, a careful diagnostic workup should always be performed even in patients with a long-time history of migraine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalNeurocase
Volume24
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 3 2019

Keywords

  • Alice in Wonderland Syndrome/diagnosis
  • Brain Neoplasms/complications
  • Glioblastoma/complications
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine without Aura/etiology
  • Occipital Lobe/diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Lobe/diagnostic imaging

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