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38-year-old woman complained of lightheadedness, blurred vision, fatigue and confusion developing over last week with episodes of vomiting last two days.
Head CT: Hypodense 3 cm mass L posterior thalamus extends across the midline, either within or just inferior to the corpus callosum in the lateral ventricles, compressing the third ventricle.
Brain MRI: Lesion seen in L thalamus is most likely a glioma.
Stealth navigation biopsy and placement of VP (ventriculoperitoneal) shunt to treat obstructive hydrocephalus from L thalamic tumor.
Brain biopsy left thalamic tumor: astrocytoma Grade 2-3
Radiation: Gamma knife radiosurgical treatment
Radiation: Beam radiation treatment to whole brain started.