Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Glioblastoma Multiforme

  • Jacqueline L. CunninghamEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_111

Synonyms

GBM

Definition

The glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a tumor of the central nervous system and is the most common adult brain tumor. It is a rapidly growing glioma, which is invasive, structurally undifferentiated (anaplastic), and undergoing mitotic division. It is graded at levels III or IV to indicate high malignancy. GBM may occur anywhere in the central nervous system. It accounts for about 15–20% of all intracranial tumors, 55% of all gliomas, and 90% of all cerebral gliomas (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA