Chiasmatic glioblastoma of childhood - A case report

Cirak B., Unal O., Arslan H., Cinal A.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.41, no.4, pp.375-376, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/028418500127345505
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-376
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A 6-year-old girl presented with visual deterioration that had progressively worsened over 2 months. MR imaging revealed a sellar, para- and suprasellar lesion. Subtotal tumor resection was performed. Histopathological diagnosis was glioblastoma of the optic chiasma. Chiasmatic glioblastoma is rare in adults and extremely uncommon in children. Surgical resection implies a risk of severe endocrinologic and opthalmologic complications.