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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 386-388

A case report of pontine glioblastoma presenting as subcutaneous metastasis in nape of neck in a child


1 Department of Neurosurgery, G. B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, G. B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Daljit Singh
Department of Neurosurgery, G. B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Room No. 529, 1, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.174458

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Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common malignant tumor in adults. Extracranial metastasis of GBM is very rare. The incidence of brainstem glioblastoma is not known due to low biopsy and resection rates. In this case report, we experienced an 11-year-old male who was diagnosed as a case of pontine GBM after biopsy of lesion and underwent radiotherapy with adjuvant chemotherapy. He presented with a subcutaneous swelling in the nape of neck 1 year after the first procedure. Swelling was excised. Pathological examination and immunohistochemical staining confirmed it as GBM. This case shows us that GBM can at times present as a swelling in soft tissue.






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