Left hemiparesis and headache
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Right parietooccipital irregular intra-axial heterogeneous lesion surrounded by perifocal edema and exerting a positive mass effect on the ipsilateral lateral ventricle. It displays heterogeneous enhancement with a hemorrhagic component at the posterior aspect of this lesion.
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals:
- reduced NAA reflecting neuronal damage
- elevated choline denoting rapid membrane turnover
- marked lipid and lactate rise indicating intralesional necrosis
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The case was confirmed histologically.
Glioblastoma is a highly malignant primary brain tumor (WHO IV) and represents the most common primary malignant brain tumor.
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