Journal d'hématologie et des maladies thromboemboliques

Journal d'hématologie et des maladies thromboemboliques
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ISSN: 2329-8790


A Rare Case of Anaplastic Astrocytoma

Joseph Shankar Durgam, Deepali Ghungrud, Indu Alwadkar, Ashish Bhagat

Introduction: In adult’s glioblastoma is the most common malignant tumor i.e., abnormal growth of brain cells and tissues. Slightly it is more common in men than females. Standard and quality of care and advanced treatment make a positive impact on patients’ quality of life. Glioblastoma can be cured due to radiation and chemotherapy treatment often takes a heavy toll. Case presentation: Here we are reporting about a 45 -years-old male who is admitted to Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital. With the complaints of headache, for 1 year, history of seizure 2 episodes 3 months before then patient is on antiepileptic medication. Altered mental status, but the patient was conscious. By radiological investigation, it was revealed that there was a right occipital region glioma tradition necrosis was present. In his family, there was no history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus. On physical examination s1 and s2 sounds were present and it was normal. The tumor was invading the parenchyma of the right transverse sinus. Dura opened in a cruciate manner and the tumor decompresses internally which was vascular and suckable tumor base interface found. Then patient underwent malignant glioma excision i.e., gross total resection of the tumor was done under general anesthesia. After that he managed with antibiotics, analgesics, antiepileptic, anti-edema, now the patient was neurologically stable and he was shifted toward. His histopathology report shows anaplastic astrocytoma. Now patient was in stable condition. Hence being discharged with follow-up after 15 days in Neuro OPD. Conclusion: Glioma is a brain tumor that affects the human body. There is a poor prognosis of this disease and survival time, therapy is limited. But early diagnosis and treatment patients can spend quality of life.