Late-onset globoid cell leukodystrophy mimicking an infiltrating glioma

M. A. Epstein, R. A. Zimmerman, L. B. Rorke, J. T. Sladky

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


A 3 1/2 year old girl who developed a gradual left hemiparesis and hemianopia is reported. Neuroimaging studies demonstrated an infiltrating-like high density lesion which crossed the splenium of the corpus callosum, thought to represent a glioma. Subsequent brain biopsy established the correct diagnosis of globoid cell leukodystrophy (GCL), which suggests that the radiographic appearance of late-onset GCL may mimic that of an infiltrating glioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-132
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Late-onset globoid cell leukodystrophy mimicking an infiltrating glioma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this