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Simultaneous diagnosis of glioblastoma, cervical schwannoma, adrenal masses and growth hormone-secreting adenoma in a previously healthy patient
  1. Helen Shi1,
  2. Christina Huang Wright2,3,
  3. Trenton Rivera1 and
  4. James Wright3
  1. 1 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  2. 2 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  3. 3 Department of Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christina Huang Wright, christina.wright{at}


A constellation of newly diagnosed benign tumours and glioblastoma is an uncommon occurrence in a single individual. We present a case of a patient with a history of skin lipomas who presented with seizures and was found to have a left frontotemporal multifocal enhancing mass on MRI. Work-up for metastatic disease revealed a benign lung carcinoid tumour, a cervical schwannoma, adrenal masses, a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma, and lastly a glioblastoma following brain biopsy.

  • neurooncology
  • neurosurgery
  • head and neck cancer
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  • Contributors HS contributed to manuscript preparation. TR and CHW contributed to manuscript preparation and revisions. JW contributed to editing/revision of the manuscript and obtaining consent from a family member. JW and CHW were involved in patient care.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Next of kin consent obtained.

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