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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
ISSN: 0973-1482
EISSN: 1998-4138
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2009, pp. 293-296
Bioline Code: cr09069
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2009, pp. 293-296

 en Three distinct co-existent primary brain tumors in a patient
Iyer, Veena R.; Sanghvi, Darshana A.; Shenoy, Asha & Goel, Atul

Abstract

A rare case of simultaneous occurrence of three entirely distinct intracranial tumors is described. A 55-year-old male with no evidence of phacomatoses or history of radiation therapy presented with complaints of increased drowsiness, headaches, and dysarthria. Investigations revealed an olfactory groove meningioma, a glioblastoma multiforme in the left medial temporal lobe, and a diffuse glioma in the brain stem. Occurrence of multiple varieties of tumors at the same time is extremely rare. Theories that explain their occurrences including the role of common carcinogens, autocrine growth factors, and tumor suppressor genes are discussed.

Keywords
Multiple primary neoplasms, meningioma, glioblastoma multiforme, glioma

 
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