Diagnostic and pathomorphological aspects of glioma multiplicity

Neurosurg Rev. 1980;3(4):233-41. doi: 10.1007/BF01650028.


A series of 11 patients with multiple glioma foci is reported with emphasis upon isotope brain scan, angiography, and CT findings; autopsy data is available in 8 cases. In many patients it was necessary to combine the results of several diagnostic techniques in order to demonstrate all the foci proven at autopsy. Thus, the desirability of combining diagnostic techniques in the investigation of glioma patients must be stressed. In spite of this approach, however, multiple metastases and the various types of multiple gliomas are often indistinguishable from each other by current diagnostic techniques.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Glioma / pathology
  • Glioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed