Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--69

Bilateral thalamic glioma: Report of four cases and review of literature


Girish Menon1, S Nair1, T Krishnamoorthy2, RN Bhattacharya1 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India

Correspondence Address:
Girish Menon
Department of Neurosurgery, SCTIMST, Trivandrum - 695 011
India

Primary thalamic tumors are rare and bilateral thalamic tumors are even rarer. The incidence, clinical manifestations, natural history and prognosis of primary bilateral thalamic gliomas (PBTT) remain relatively obscure. In this article, four cases of bilateral thalamic gliomas are discussed and the available literature is reviewed. We conclude that primary bilateral thalamic tumors are distinct lesions, as proven by their specific neuroradiological and metabolic properties, unresponsiveness to radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as a rapidly fatal clinical evolution. Early diagnosis and prompt therapy may delay the devastating effects of this tumor.


How to cite this article:
Menon G, Nair S, Krishnamoorthy T, Bhattacharya R N. Bilateral thalamic glioma: Report of four cases and review of literature.J Pediatr Neurosci 2006;1:66-69


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Menon G, Nair S, Krishnamoorthy T, Bhattacharya R N. Bilateral thalamic glioma: Report of four cases and review of literature. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];1:66-69
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