Pleural metastatic disease from glioblastoma multiforme

Michael Gotway, Paul J. Conomos, Ross M. Bremner

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Abstract

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a malignant primary brain neoplasm with poor survival. Extracranial GBM dissemination is very uncommon, but is increasingly being recognized. The imaging features of metastatic pleural GBM are not specific for a primary central nervous system neoplasm. In this case, extracranial GBM metastases presented as circumscribed posterobasal pleural nodules. Diagnoses may be established with percutaneous or thoracoscopic biopsy. Radiologists should be familiar with the possibility of the extracranial spread of GBM because as therapeutic improvements provide increased local control of the primary tumor, improving patient survival, extracranial spread of disease will be increasingly encountered on thoracoabdominal imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Pleural Diseases
Glioblastoma
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Survival
Brain Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • glioblastoma multiforme
  • metastatic disease
  • neoplasm
  • pleura

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pleural metastatic disease from glioblastoma multiforme. / Gotway, Michael; Conomos, Paul J.; Bremner, Ross M.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 26, No. 2, 05.2011.

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Gotway, Michael ; Conomos, Paul J. ; Bremner, Ross M. / Pleural metastatic disease from glioblastoma multiforme. In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 2.
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