Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Glioblastoma Multiforme Evaluation

The evaluation of a glioblastoma multiforme begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Early in the course of the disease, someone with glioblastoma multiforme may have no findings on physical examination. In others, physical findings may suggest the specific location of the tumor in the brain.

Physical findings in someone with glioblastoma multiforme may include:

The diagnosis of a glioblastoma multiforme must be confirmed with testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate glioblastoma multiforme include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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