Brainstem glioma

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Headache, dizziness and vertigo with right limb weakness for one month.

Patient Data

Age: 25 year
Gender: Male

Abnormal signal intensity lesion (T2/FLAIR high and T1 low, without diffusion restriction or T2* GRE blooming artifact) centered in the pons extending midbrain, medulla and left middle cerebellar peduncle. The lesion demonstrates heterogeneous peripheral patchy enhancement.

No significant hydrocephalus is seen.

Case Discussion

Brain stem gliomas presenting in the adult population are low-grade gliomas that typically occur in third and fourth decades of life as in this case.

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Case information

rID: 63506
Published: 6th Oct 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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