Oct 18, 2011 · Introduction. Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) is a rare primary diffuse brain tumor first described by Nevin in 1938.According to the World Health Organization classification, GC is recognized as a specific entity among neuroepithelial tumors of uncertain origin ().The definition of GC as a separate entity is questionable, however, and certain authors consider GC to be one end of the spectrum of Cited by: 12. The prognosis for gliomatosis cerebri remains poor. Treatment with chemotherapy and/or steroids may stabilize the disease and prolong life, but the cancer is invariably fatal, usually within one to three years.Other, more common, childhood cancers once thought to be incurable, such as leukemia, have seen remarkable improvements in survival rates over the past 30 to 40 years.
Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare brain cancer that is highly aggressive and very resistant to treatment. These malignancies are not lumps like other tumors, but cancerous threads that spread very quickly and infiltrate deep into the surrounding brain tissue, or into multiple parts of the brain simultaneously, making them very difficult to remove with surgery or treat with radiation. Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare primary brain tumor.It is commonly characterized by diffuse infiltration of the brain with neoplastic glial cells that affect various areas of the cerebral lobes. These malignancies consist of infiltrative threads that spread quickly and deeply into the surrounding brain tissue, or into multiple parts of the brain simultaneously, making them very difficult to Specialty: Neurosurgery.
I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My father was also just diagnosed with gliomatosis cerebri. I was curious how your father was doing and what treatment plan they have him on and if you were able to find out any more information on what might be helpful. Like many brain tumors, gliomatosis cerebri creates increased pressure in the brain, leading to such common symptoms as headache and nausea. Since the tumor can form almost anywhere in the brain or spine, though, gliomatosis cerebri can cause very different symptoms depending on what part of the central nervous system it is affecting.
Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare diffusely infiltrating primary neoplastic glial process of the brain. Our objective is to review clinical presentation, management, and outcome in a large single institution series of gliomatosis cerebri patients. 54 consecutive gliomatosis cerebri cases presenting to Mayo Clinic Rochester between 19were retrospectively reviewed.Cited by: 27. Gliomatosis cerebri is an aggressive brain cancer that can strike at any age, but is mostly diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults. Gliomatosis cerebri is not a “lump” like many tumors, but rather consists of cancerous threads that spread quickly and infiltrate deep into surrounding brain tissue.