Glioblastoma multiforme, the most malignant brain tumor

Written by: Dr. José María Roda Frade
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is glioblastoma multiforme?

brain tumor glioblastoma Glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant primary brain tumor. According to specialists in Neurosurgery , the causes that trigger as well as the factors that can trigger unknown. There is also no risk factors.


Symptoms of brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme

This can cause brain tumor clinic intracranial hypertension, such as headache, nausea, vomiting and papilledema, or neurological deficits, such as hemiplegia, numbness, slurred speech, reduced visual field, etc.. It can also lead to symptoms of cerebral irritation, in which case sehablaría seizure. Glioblastoma multiforme has vague boundaries and infiltrates the normal brain tissue.


Treatment of brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme

Treatment of glioblastoma multiforme gross total resection is the widest-or possibly, considering the possible eloquent areas involved, to not cause irreversible consequences that worsen the patient's condition. It is preferable to leave without removing a sample of the tumor rather than cause a severe neurological deficit that makes the lives of the sick are very poor.

Currently, when surgery for tumor removal is practiced, given the difficulty in correctly identifying cancerous tissue, a number of tools that can facilitate differentiation between tumor tissue and healthy tissue. These are the surgical neuronavegador, intraoperative ultrasound, fluorescence enhancing lasimágenes cancerous tissue, and computed tomography and intraoperative MRI. In addition, we expect the cortical mapping that we delimit the eloquent areas involved in the tumor area.


Postoperative glioblastoma multiforme

After surgery, the patient must receive radiotherapy and chemotherapy to prolong the time to recurrence as possible. Keep in mind that elglioblastoma multiforme is a brain tumor will always be played, although it has made a complete removal of the tumor mass.


Survival of glioblastoma multiforme

The survival of this brain tumor is between 3 and 18 months approximately. If you play, you can be re-operated again, as long as the survival obtained so far has been considerable.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José María Roda Frade
Neurological Surgery

Dr. Jose Maria Roda Frade is a leading specialist in neurosurgery. Stands out as an expert in your area several treatments, such as cerebral vascular microsurgery, surgical treatment of brain tumors and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine. He is currently head of department of Neurosurgery, Hospital La Paz in Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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