Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 139, Issue 3, pp 208–214

The relationship between cortical injury and brain tumour report of two cases and review of the literature

  • R. Stendel
  • A. Théallier-Jankó
  • T. Höll
  • M. Brock
Clinical Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01844753

Cite this article as:
Stendel, R., Théallier-Jankó, A., Höll, T. et al. Acta neurochir (1997) 139: 208. doi:10.1007/BF01844753

Summary

We report on two cases of brain tumour and discuss the possible relationship to previous cortical trauma. The first patient, a 67-year-old male patient developed a glioblastoma at the same site of an open shell-splinter injury of the brain after a latency of 48 years. The second patient, a 55-year-old male, had a malignant anaplastic astrocytoma in the right frontal lobe 10 years after clipping of an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery. Both cases fulfill the criteria of Zülch [52] for the correlation between cortical trauma and tumour. We believe that the development of a brain tumour following a cortical injury is very rare, although possible. Probably the brain must display some form of predisposing genetic alteration for a tumour to develop following a cortical injury.

Keywords

Brain tumourcortical injuryhead injury

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Stendel
    • 1
  • A. Théallier-Jankó
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Höll
    • 1
  • M. Brock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Benjamin Franklin Medical CenterFree University of BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neuropathology, Benjamin Franklin Medical CenterFree University of BerlinGermany