Glioblastoma IDH wild type

Case contributed by Dr Heather Pascoe


Episodes of expressive dysphasia.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Small rounded hypodensities in the left parietal lobe. Elsewhere grey white matter differentiation is preserved. No intracranial haemorrhage.


Two closely adjacent rim enhancing cystic masses in the left temporoparietal region with surrounding vasogenic oedema and internal free diffusion most likely to represent metastases.

Case Discussion

Differentiating metastases and primary brain tumours on imaging is never straightforward. One diagnosis can be favoured over the other based on certain features, however, a definitive diagnosis is not possible. In this case metastases were favoured, however, the final diagnosis was glioblastoma IDH wild type (WHO Grade IV).

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Case information

rID: 58293
Case created: 11th Feb 2018
Last edited: 12th Feb 2018
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