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Free Content Optic Pathway Edema Mimicking Multifocal/Multicentric Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Case Report and Review

Multifocal/multicentric glioblastoma is a rare variant of glioblastoma that carries a worse prognosis than singular glioblastoma. We report a case of optic nerve edema mimicking multifocal/multicentric glioblastoma in a 24-year-old man. It was suspected that the pathophysiology of edema was due to mechanical compression of the optic nerve causing axonal transport disruption as well as vasogenic edema from inflammatory response to the tumor.

Keywords: GBM = glioblastoma multiforme

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2022

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  • Neurographics is the peer-reviewed, quarterly educational journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The journal includes review articles as well as high-yield case reports that have been solicited from society meetings including the annual ASNR meeting as well as the American Society of Spine Radiology, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology meetings. Unsolicited educational review articles and case reports are also accepted for review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Submissions focusing on a pictorial approach to educational objectives are highly encouraged. The journal is open access and available online. CME credit is offered for reading review articles and completing quiz-based self-assessment activities through the ASNR Education Connection portal.

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