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Recurrent Giant Cell Glioblastoma Across Bilateral Lateral Ventricles

Hu, Yeshuai MD; Yang, Jun PhD, MD; Ma, Shunchang MD

doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0000000000000146
Case Reports

Giant cell glioblastoma is an extraordinary subtype of glioblastoma that merits mention as a distinct variant of glioblastoma in World Health Organization classification of gliomas. It represents for about 1% of brain tumors and about 5% of glioblastomas in general. It has no preferential region and may occur in various locations of the central nervous system, most commonly in the temporal lobe. To our knowledge, there have been a few cases involved in the unilateral lateral ventricle reported in the literature, but there have been no reports about the recurrent cases involved in bilateral lateral ventricles. We herein present a very rare case of recurrent giant cell glioblastoma that occurred across bilateral lateral ventricles.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fu-Xing Hospital (affiliated to Capital Medical University), Beijing, P. R. China

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Jun Yang, PhD, MD, 7th floor of South Tower, No. 20, Fu-Xing Men Wai Street, Beijing 100038, P. R. China (e-mail:

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