An Adolescent Presenting With Seizures as a Symptom of Gliomatosis Cerebri

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Abstract

Gliomatosis cerebri is a diffuse infiltrating glioma of neuroepithelial origin that affects more than 2 cerebral lobes. This is rarely seen in pediatric patients. The clinical presentation and imaging are very unspecific, and a biopsy is typically needed for the diagnosis. Given the widespread nature of the disease, surgical treatment is not possible and has a poor overall prognosis. A pediatric patient presented with elevated intracranial pressure. All initial studies were negative, and the imaging showed a symmetrical affection involving the supratentorial and infratentorial regions. A biopsy ultimately confirmed gliomatosis cerebri. This case describes a unique clinical presentation of gliomatosis cerebri in a pediatric patient.

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