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Is a glioblastoma multiforme the same thing as a brain stem glioma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: No GBM

Describes the cellualar and histologic characteristic; the "brain stem" describes a location.

In brief: No GBM

Describes the cellualar and histologic characteristic; the "brain stem" describes a location.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: No necessarily

A brain stem glioma refers to a tumor in this region of the brain.
This glioma may be low or indolent grade or it may be a glioblastoma multiforme (gbm). These are very difficult to treat because of the location and the infiltrative nature of these tumors.

In brief: No necessarily

A brain stem glioma refers to a tumor in this region of the brain.
This glioma may be low or indolent grade or it may be a glioblastoma multiforme (gbm). These are very difficult to treat because of the location and the infiltrative nature of these tumors.
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