1Department of Pediatric Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of Patology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
Gliosarcoma (GS) is a rarely seen form of glioblastoma. These tumors are mostly seen in males older than 60 years of age. It is extremely rare in pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumors. In this case report, we present a 3-year-old boy with a giant gliosarcoma. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and histopathologic findings are discussed. A 3 year-old boy with a clinically diagnosed NF-1 was admitted to the emergency department with a complaint of intractable vomiting. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain was suggestive of a large lobulated mass lesion in the left parietal lobe extending to the vertex and slightly compressing the left lateral ventricle. The final histopathologic diagnosis of the tumor was considered as gliosarcoma. To our knowledge, this case constitutes the first youngest case with neurofibromatosis type 1 reported in the literature in all pediatric cases of GS.
Keywords: Gliosarcoma; magnetic resonance imaging; neurofibromatosis 1