Chromosomes in gliomatosis cerebri.

  title={Chromosomes in gliomatosis cerebri.},
  author={Barbara Kaiser Hecht and Claude Turc-Carel and Marcel Chatel and Michel Lonjon and Julie La Roche and Jeanine Gioanni and Frederick Hecht and Patrick Gaudray},
  journal={Genes, chromosomes & cancer},
  volume={14 2},
Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare brain tumor which histologically resembles a diffuse cerebral astrocytoma. It can simultaneously infiltrate multiple sites in the cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord. This remarkable diffuseness has led to the idea that gliomatosis cerebri does not derive from a solitary focus but must arise from a broad field of glial cells. We studied the chromosomes from gliomatosis cerebri in a 12-year-old boy by conventional cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ… CONTINUE READING