Cerebral mixed tumour: osteo-condrosarcomaglioblastoma multiforme
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- Sarmiento, J., Ferrer, I., Pons, L. et al. Acta neurochir (1979) 50: 335. doi:10.1007/BF01808532
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A 49-year-old woman had a left frontal expanding mass with calcified areas. A craniotomy and resection of the mass were performed. Histological sections showed a mixed tumour: osteochondrosarcoma-glioblastoma multiforme. The absence of previous irradiation and its location, deep in the frontal lobe and apparently unattached to the meninges, add to the rarity of this association. A brief discussion concerning the presence of osseous or cartilaginous areas in brain tumours and the problem of cerebral mixed tumours follows the description of the case.