Collision Metastasis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Glioblastoma: A Case ReportSandra C Yan1, Nelli S Lakis2, Edward G Stopa2 and Curtis E Doberstein3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Curtis E Doberstein
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 27, 2017; Accepted Date: February 16, 2017; Published Date: February 20, 2017
Citation: Yan SC, Lakis NS, Stopa EG, Doberstein CE (2017) Collision Metastasis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Glioblastoma: A Case Report. J Clin Exp Pathol 7:303. doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000303
Copyright: © 2017 Yan SC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Collision tumors or metastasis from an extracranial tumor to a primary brain neoplasm are rare but do occur. The majority involve metastases to meningiomas. This case presents the second documented collision of a systemic chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Lymphomas tend to coalesce in perivascular locations, and the characteristic vascularity of glioblastomas may present a very inviting milieu for lymphoma cells.