Turkish Neurosurgery 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 3
Spontaneous Intracerebral Hematoma in Low-Grade Glioma After 14 Years of Follow-Up
Miloš JOKOVIĆ1,2, Vojislav BOGOSAVLJEVIĆ1,2, Igor NIKOLIĆ1,2, Nemanja JOVANOVIĆ1
1Clinical Center of Serbia, Clinic for Neurosurgery, Belgrade, Serbia
2University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.11004-14.1 We are reporting the case of a 53-year old woman presenting to our hospital with a hemorrhagic low-grade glioma (LGG). She was admitted to a nearby general hospital where she had presented with aphasia, right hemiplegia and change of mental status. Computer tomography (CT) images showed a left temporo-parietal hemorrhage with mass effect. She was transferred to our hospital neuro-intensive care unit where emergency craniotomy was performed. A tumor with hematoma was removed and further histopathology analysis revealed tumor progression.

We reviewed the literature reporting cases of central nervous system tumors hemorrhage and found that these types of events are exquisitely rare in adults with LGG. However these events are possible, suggesting that it should be included in the differential diagnosis of any patient presenting with intracranial hemorrhage. This case raises questions regarding the benefit of early versus late intervention for patients known to have LGG. Keywords : Intracerebral hematoma, Low-grade glioma, Surgery

Corresponding author : Vosjislav Bogosavljević, neurobog1171@gmail.com