Butterfly glioma – name given to a high grade astrocytoma,…

Butterfly glioma – name given to a high grade astrocytoma, usually a glioblastoma multiforme, which crosses the corpus callosum. The often symmetric projections extending out from the midline simulate butterfly wings. These tumors most frequently occur in the frontal lobes and like all high grade gliomas the prognosis is poor. Rarely cerebral metastasestumefactive demyelination, lymphoma or cerebral toxoplasmosis may mimic this appearance.

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3 responses to “Butterfly glioma – name given to a high grade astrocytoma,…”

  1. uganda says :

    terrible. recently had one of these in a 55 yr old woman recently treated for Ca breast. Turned out to be a GBM. How unlucky can one get_

  2. turbospinecho says :

    Reblogged this on Coolmristuff and commented:
    this is a classic example

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