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Gliomatosis Cerebri

Last Updated: March 27, 2020

Figure 1: This diffuse infiltrative glioma was described as gliomatosis cerebri under previous classification systems. Note the diffuse FLAIR (top row) involvement of the right temporal lobe, posterior right frontal lobe, right insula, right basal ganglia and right thalamus. No enhancement is present in this lesion on T1WI after contrast administration.

Basic Description

  • Uncommon, diffusely infiltrating tumor of glial origin involving a large amount of brain parenchyma (previously 3 lobes to meet gliomatosis criteria)