Cerebral gumma mimicking glioblastoma multiforme

Beau M. Ances, Shabbar F. Danish, Dennis L. Kolson, Kevin D. Judy, David S. Liebeskind

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This article reports an unusual case of a syphilitic gumma with a clinical and radiographical presentation initially suggestive of glioblastoma multiforme. Pathological evaluation was essential in establishing the diagnosis of neurosyphilis and in excluding neoplastic involvement. Cerebral gumma should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis of a midline intracranial lesion observed on magnetic resonance imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalNeurocritical Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2005


  • Glioblastoma
  • Gumma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Syphilis


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