Bilateral thalamic glioma: A case report

Benbir G. , Sayilir I., Oz B. , Uzan M. , Yalcinkaya C.

Journal of Neurological Sciences, cilt.25, sa.4, ss.301-305, 2008 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.301-305


Objects: A 4-year-old boy is here presented with the signs of increased intracranial pressure including headache, vomiting, and sixth cranial nerve palsy. Methods: The magnetic resonance imaging revealed symmetrically enlarged thalami with increased intensity on T2-weighted images. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy revealed decreased N-acetylaspartate levels with normal choline, creatinin, and lactate levels. The definite diagnosis of bithalamic glioma was made by lesional biopsy. Conclusion: Bilateral thalamic gliomas are uncommon tumors with wide variety of symptoms. Typical radiological features, however, might suggest the diagnosis.