Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

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Small cell glioblastoma of basal ganglia: case report

Article : Open access

Article type : Case Report

Volume : 7

Issue : 2

Year : 2020

Author : Barani Karikalan, Thanikachalam Pasupati

Page no : 347-349

Abstract : Small cell glioblastoma (SCGBM) is a rare variant with monomorphous cells and deceptively bland nuclei and are often misdiagnosed. Here, we present a case of small cell GBM in a 39-year-old male involving bilateral basal ganglia diagnosed as primary central nervous system lymphoma on MRI. After excision, the tumor showed features of small cell glioblastoma. Clinical features, morphological characteristics and immunohistochemical features of this rare lesion is hence discussed. Keywords: Small cell glioblastoma, Basal ganglia.