Condition 101 About Gliomatosis Cerebri

What is the definition of Gliomatosis Cerebri?

Gliomatosis cerebri is a type of malignant (cancerous) brain tumor called a glioblastoma that develops from a specific type of brain cell called an astrocyte. It involves at least three sections (lobes) within the main part of the brain (cerebrum). It may also affect both sides of the cerebrum as well as the nerve cells within the brain (grey matter). There are two types of gliomatosis cerebri. Type 1 (classic form) is characterized by scattered and widespread tumor cells and no apparent mass or tumor, while type 2 has similar characteristics in addition to a detectable mass or tumor. Signs and symptoms of gliomatosis cerebri may include personality changes, memory disturbance, headaches, and seizures. Because this type of cancer can be found in many areas of the brain, it can be challenging to treat. Treatment might include surgery to remove areas of the brain affected (when possible), radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Latest Advances On Gliomatosis Cerebri

  • Condition: Hypothalamic Pilocytic Astrocytomas
  • Journal: BMC surgery
  • Treatment Used: Endoscopic Transnasal Resection
  • Number of Patients: 5
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of endoscopic transnasal resection for treating hypothalamic pilocytic astrocytomas.
  • Condition: Medulloblastoma
  • Journal: Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of contemporary pediatrics
  • Treatment Used: Sequential Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 101
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of sequential therapy for treating medulloblastoma.

Clinical Trials For Gliomatosis Cerebri

Clinical Trial
  • Status: Not yet recruiting
  • Phase: N/A
  • Intervention Type: Other
  • Participants: 15
  • Start Date: February 21, 2025
The Use of Focused Ultrasound and Microbubble Infusion for Altering Brain Perfusion and the Blood Brain Barrier