Tumor progression and transformation of low-grade glial tumors associated with pregnancy.

Journal Article

Brain tumor growth or progression has been shown to occur in low-grade glial tumors and meningiomas. While progression has been documented in this population, transformation to a more aggressive high-grade glial tumor that can lead to increased morbidity and mortality has not been identified. In this case series, we document transformation from low-grade gliomas to high-grade gliomas (WHO grade III and IV) in young women during pregnancy. We further discuss the possible etiologies of this phenomenon.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Daras, M; Cone, C; Peters, KB

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 116 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 117

PubMed ID

  • 24078174

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7373

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-594X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11060-013-1261-9

Language

  • eng