A Case of Cerebellar Glioblastoma with Massive Cerebellar Hemorrhage Takahiro OTA 1 , Syozo YAMADA 1 , Naoyuki SAMEJIMA 1 , Koji TAKADA 1 , Masaaki USUI 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Toranomon Hospital Keyword: glioblastoma , cerebellum , hemorrhage pp.1201-1205
Published Date 2001/12/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436902141
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A case is reported of glioblastoma multiforme (GM) of the cerebellum associated with an intracerebellarhemorrhage. A 54-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with sudden onset of headache and nausea.CT scan showed right intracerebellar hemorrhage. The patient received conservative therapy and was dis-charged without any neurological deficits. However a second cerebellar hemorrhage attacked him ten daysafter discharge. His level of consciousness deteriorating, he underwent suboccipital craniectomy and thehematoma with the surrounding elastic tissues was excised. There were no findings suggesting hemor-rhage within the tumor on the preoperative neuroimagings, but histological examination confirmed GMwith massive hemorrhage.

To our knowledge, only 2 cases of cerebellar GM with massive hemorrhage have been reported in theliterature. Our case indicates cerebellar GM should be taken into account as a possible cause of cerebellarhemorrhage.

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