ISSN 1301 - 0883 | E-ISSN: 2687-5101
Eastern Journal of Medicine
Treatment of a Rare Intramedullary Primary Spinal Glioblastoma Multiforme Lesion in an Adult Patient [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2021; 26(1): 183-187 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2021.82612

Treatment of a Rare Intramedullary Primary Spinal Glioblastoma Multiforme Lesion in an Adult Patient

Selahattin Menteş1, Feryal Karaca1, Ali Arslan2, Muhammet Ahmet Güldür3, Berna Bozkurt Duman4
1Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology, Adana, Turkey
2Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Adana, Turkey
3Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Adana, Turkey
4Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, Adana, Turkey

Primary spinal cord tumors represent 2%–10% of all central nervous system tumors and mainly comprise astrocytoma, ependymoma, ganglioglioma, oligodendroglioma and subependymoma. Only 1%–3% of all spinal cord tumors show primary glioblastoma multiforme pathology.Spinal glioblastoma multiforme was diagnosed as a result of MRI findings of the patient (The thoracic spinal MR revealed an intramedullary nodular expansile lesion), who had numbness in lower extremities. Maximum safe resection was performed our patient. The lesion reported as GBM. Adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy including temozolomide was applied subsequently. The primary treatment of spinal glioblastoma multiforme includes surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Despite multidisciplinary approaches available to treat spinal glioblastoma multiforme, the prognosis remains poor, with survival rates of 10–12 months. Total resection is nevertheless the main therapy for spinal glioblastoma multiforme in spite of current developments. Although spinal intramedullary glioblastoma multiforme particularly is quite rare, its treatment is very difficult.

Keywords: Intramedullary tumor, Glioblastoma multiforme, Spinal cord; thoracic, Radiotherapy.

Selahattin Menteş, Feryal Karaca, Ali Arslan, Muhammet Ahmet Güldür, Berna Bozkurt Duman. Treatment of a Rare Intramedullary Primary Spinal Glioblastoma Multiforme Lesion in an Adult Patient. Eastern J Med. 2021; 26(1): 183-187

Corresponding Author: Feryal Karaca, Türkiye
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