BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006270
  • Rare disease

Interventricular low-grade oligodendroglioma with multiple parenchymal relapse

  1. Hossein Navabii4
  1. 1Department of Radiotherapy, Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3Department of Radiotheraphy, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
  4. 4Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali Akhavan, ali52akhavan{at}

Oligodendrogliomas can be found anywhere oligodendrocytes exist; however, they mostly occur in frontal lobes. Although intra- and extra central nervous system dissemination of anaplastic oligodendroglioma is a well-known property of this tumour, low-grade oligodendroglioma with intracranial relapse is a very uncommon finding. In this case report, a 37-year-old man with grade II oligodendroglioma relapsed after 18 months with multiple parenchymal masses is presented.


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