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Woman aged 24 years with fourth ventricular mass

Lookup NU author(s): Helen Fernandes, Professor David Ellison

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Abstract

A woman aged 24 years presented with symptoms related to a tumor in the fourth ventricle. Cytologically, the tumor was biphasic with areas typical of a classic ependymoma, including rosettes, and other areas containing grossly atypical giant cells. Many tumor cells were GFAP-positive and ultrastructural examination revealed microvilli and cilia. The histopathologic abnormalities place this tumor among the ependymomas. Its focal giant cell phenotype is very rare, but has been reported in 4 intracranial or filum ependymomas.


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Author(s): Pal P, Fernandes H, Ellison DW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Brain Pathology

Year: 2005

Volume: 15

Issue: 4

Pages: 367-368

Print publication date: 01/10/2005

ISSN (print): 1015-6305

ISSN (electronic): 1750-3639

Publisher: Wiley

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3639.2005.tb00122.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.2005.tb00122.x

PubMed id: 16389948


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