Intracranial undifferentiated sarcoma arising from a low-grade glioma: A case report and literature review

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Abstract

Undifferentiated sarcomas are rarely identified in the intracranial region. A 23-year-old man was admitted with a chief complaint of headache. Initial magnetic resonance images showed signs of low-grade glioma in the frontal lobe. Stereotactic biopsy was performed, and a diagnosis of diffuse astrocytoma was confirmed. Three months later, the patient presented with a high-grade tumor as seen on imaging studies. He underwent total resection of the tumor and histopathological tests identified an undifferentiated sarcoma. The patient died eight months later due to massive tumor bleeding. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of undifferentiated sarcoma arising from low-grade glioma without any chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-472
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Glioma
Sarcoma
Neoplasms
Astrocytoma
Frontal Lobe
Headache
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Radiotherapy
Hemorrhage
Biopsy
Drug Therapy

Keywords

  • Intracranial undifferentiated sarcoma
  • Low-Grade glioma
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Malignant transformation
  • Stereotactic biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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