Three distinct co-existent primary brain tumors in a patient

Veena R. Iyer, Darshana A. Sanghvi, Asha Shenoy, Atul Goel

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A rare case of simultaneous occurrence of three entirely distinct intracranial tumors is described. A 55-year-old male with no evidence of phacomatoses or history of radiation therapy presented with complaints of increased drowsiness, headaches, and dysarthria. Investigations revealed an olfactory groove meningioma, a glioblastoma multiforme in the left medial temporal lobe, and a diffuse glioma in the brain stem. Occurrence of multiple varieties of tumors at the same time is extremely rare. Theories that explain their occurrences including the role of common carcinogens, autocrine growth factors, and tumor suppressor genes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009


  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Multiple primary neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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