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Vol 15, No 4 (2010)
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Gliosarcoma: A rare primary CNS tumor. Presentation of two cases

José Pardo, Mauricio Murcia, Felip García, Arnaldo Alvarado
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2010.05.003
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2010;15(4):98-102.

open access

Vol 15, No 4 (2010)
Published online: 2010-07-01
Submitted: 2010-01-16

Abstract

Introduction

Gliosarcoma is a very rare primary mixed tumor in the central nervous system, with a biphasic pattern consisting of glial and malignant mesenchymal elements. Its onset is between the fourth and sixth decade of life, and it has a male/female ratio of 1.8/1. Here we present two cases of Gliosarcoma treated in our department.

Discussion

The monoclonal or biclonal origin of its biphasic nature is still subject to debate; hence the importance of its diagnosis and histogenesis.

Results

Standard treatment consists in surgical resection of the tumor followed in some cases by external radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Abstract

Introduction

Gliosarcoma is a very rare primary mixed tumor in the central nervous system, with a biphasic pattern consisting of glial and malignant mesenchymal elements. Its onset is between the fourth and sixth decade of life, and it has a male/female ratio of 1.8/1. Here we present two cases of Gliosarcoma treated in our department.

Discussion

The monoclonal or biclonal origin of its biphasic nature is still subject to debate; hence the importance of its diagnosis and histogenesis.

Results

Standard treatment consists in surgical resection of the tumor followed in some cases by external radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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Keywords

Gliosarcoma; Two cases report

About this article
Title

Gliosarcoma: A rare primary CNS tumor. Presentation of two cases

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 15, No 4 (2010)

Pages

98-102

Published online

2010-07-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2010.05.003

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2010;15(4):98-102.

Keywords

Gliosarcoma
Two cases report

Authors

José Pardo
Mauricio Murcia
Felip García
Arnaldo Alvarado

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