Journal article

Gliomatosis cerebri in a patient with Oilier disease

Ruth A Mitchell, Joshua Mingsheng Ye, Simone Mandelstam, Patrick Lo

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011


Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) is an uncommon brain tumour defined as a diffuse neoplastic glial cell infiltration of the brain, involving more than two cerebral lobes and, occasionally, the infratentorial structures or the spinal cord. GC of the oligodendroglial phenotype is extremely rare, especially in the paediatric setting. We describe an unusual case of oligodendroglial GC diagnosed in a 16-year-old boy with Ollier disease. To our knowledge this is the first case of GC reported in a child with Ollier disease.