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Volume 19, Number 5, 2014

Case presentation – A five-year survival of the patient with glioblastoma brain tumor

Hubert Urbańczyk, Anita Strączyńska-Niemiec, Grzegorz Głowacki, Dariusz Lange, Leszek Miszczyk


This paper presents an atypical case of a patient with brain tumor of the glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) type who achieved a 5-year survival. Some general information is provided including epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment procedures (surgery and radio-chemo-therapy), and prognosis of survival related to GBM. The course of the disease, including its main symptoms, individual reasons for the delay of adjuvant treatment, after the primary surgical treatment, 37-month period of the decease free survival, as well as comprehensive management after the tumor recurrence are also presented. Histopathology confirming the clinical diagnosis is discussed in a separate chapter.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2014; 19(5) : 347-351

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