home : about us : ahead of print : current issue : archives search instructions : subscriptionLogin 
Users online: 486      Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Bilateral thalamic glioma in a 6-year-old child

Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Dinesh K Rajput
Department of Neurosurgery, MRA-105, SGPGIMS campus, Rai Bareli Road, Lucknow
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.66672

Rights and Permissions

Bithalamic gliomas are extremely rare tumors of central nervous system. Although they are usually benign in nature, their outcome is poor because of the involvement of thalamic nuclei and inadequate surgical excision. Surgery is usually done to get tissue for diagnosis. Role of radiotherapy and chemotherapy is questionable. They are unique in their metabolic and neuroradiological properties. We report herein a 6-year-old male of bithalamic astrocytoma (WHO grade 2) who presented with raised intracranial pressure and tremors in right upper limb. The child had a very huge bithalamic mass which was debulked through the interhemispheric transcallosal approach in order to reduce the mass effect. He had a stormy post-operative course to recover gradually.


Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded227    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal