Butterfly Glioma


Tumour Group: Glioma
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Description of Tumour
Treatment / Standard of Care

Description of Tumour

When a glioma spreads across the corpus callosum into both hemispheres of the brain, the tumour often has the appearance of a butterfly on a CT or MRI scan. And so is given the general term "butterfly glioma."


Please visit the Glioma page for more information.

Treatment / Standard of Care

Information to come.


A prognosis is an estimate of the likely progress of a disease after a diagnosis, based on an average patient group. Since every person is different, please take time to talk with your health care team about how this information applies to you.

By clicking on 'Expand,' a statistic on the prognosis for butterfly gliomas will be shown.

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For brain tumour patients, a prognosis depends on several factors, which can include age and other health issues, the size of the tumour, its molecular profile, the type of tumour, how much can be removed, and its response to treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Please visit the Glioma page for more information.


Image credited to http://radiopaedia.org/cases/butterfly1802



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