CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2021; 10(02): 155-158
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713544
Case Report

Glioblastoma Multiforme in the Cerebellopontine Angle in a Pediatric Patient

Ivethe Pregúntegui-Loayza
1  Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, San Borja, Lima, Perú
Erland Céspedes
2  Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery Service, Hospital Nacional Alberto Sabogal Sologuren-EsSalud, Callao, Lima, Perú
Giancarlo Saal-Zapata
3  Department of Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery Division, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen-EsSalud, La Victoria, Lima, Perú
4  Interventional Neurosurgery Division, Clínica Angloamericana, San Isidro, Lima, Perú
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Funding None.


Posterior fossa tumors are frequently diagnosed in children compared to their adult counterparts, representing 54 to 70% of the cases. Tumors located in the cerebellopontine angle are rare and represent 10% of the posterior fossa lesions in children. In addition, glioblastoma multiforme is a malignant primary tumor of the central nervous system and represents 3% of the tumors in children. We present the fourth reported case of a glioblastoma multiforme, confirmed by histopathology and located in the cerebellopontine angle in a 6-year old child, which was treated with surgery and subsequently with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Thus, the presence of a glioblastoma multiforme in the cerebellopontine angle is extremely rare and needs a high-index of suspicion in children.

Publication History

Publication Date:
28 September 2020 (online)

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