High-grade glioma in a patient with breast cancer

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Breast cancer is one of the most common origins of metastatic lesions in the central nervous system. Many patients with a breast cancer and concurrent brain tumor(s) were diagnosed to have a metastatic lesion or lesions in the brain, based exclusively on their image findings without further pathologic verification, and received radiotherapy alone thereafter. It is, however, possible that a different pathology such as primary brain malignancy, which actually warrants a specific treatment modality, may occur in such patients with an already known malignancy. We, herein, reported a 61-year-old female patient who suffered from an anaplastic oligodendroglioma 1 year after her diagnosis of breast cancer. Demographic data, characteristic imaging findings, treatment, and outcome of the patient were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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