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Pleural metastatic disease from glioblastoma multiforme.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20634762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Michael B Gotway; Paul J Conomos; Ross M Bremner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W54-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Department of Radiology and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA †Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Ltd., an Affiliate of Southwest Diagnostic Imaging, Scottsdale ‡Arizona Pulmonary Specialists §Surgical Director of the Center for Thoracic Disease, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Institute, St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.
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