Rhabdoid glioblastoma: A recently recognized subtype of glioblastoma

Shao Ching Chen, Diego Shih Chieh Lin, Cheng Chia Lee, Sheng Che Hung, Yi Wei Chen, Sanford P.C. Hsu, Chun Fu Lin, Tai-Tong Wong, Min Hsiung Chen, Hsin Hung Chen

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Background: Rhabdoid glioblastoma is a rare type of recently described malignant brain tumor. It is characterized by a glioblastoma associated with rhabdoid components. Methods: Here we report two cases of rhabdoid glioblastoma and a brief literature review. The first patient was a 19-year-old boy who initially presented with a foul-smelling odor and progressive right-side weakness. The second case was a 29-year-old male patient who presented only with a severe headache. Results: Both of these patients were young, and the disease progression was quick despite optimal treatment. Conclusion: The diagnosis of rhabdoid glioblastoma was confirmed after microscopic and immunohistochemical findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1448
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Rhabdoid glioblastoma
  • Wilm's tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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