Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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


Vikas Kumar1, Daljit Singh1, Hukum Singh1, Ravindra Kumar Saran2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kumar V, Singh D, Singh H, Saran RK. A case report of pontine glioblastoma presenting as subcutaneous metastasis in nape of neck in a child.J Pediatr Neurosci 2015;10:386-388


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Kumar V, Singh D, Singh H, Saran RK. A case report of pontine glioblastoma presenting as subcutaneous metastasis in nape of neck in a child. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Nov 18 ];10:386-388
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