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Oligodendroglial ganglioglioma.
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PMID:  21725645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gangliogliomas are rare tumors of the central nervous system, usually containing neoplastic ganglion cells and astrocytic components. Few cases of ganglioglioma containing only oligodendrocytic tissue have been reported to date. We present a case of a 40-year-old woman with ganglioglioma consisting mostly of oligodendroglial components. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-demarcated cystic lesion with slight perifocal edema in the right parietal lobe. The wall of the cyst was not enhanced after administration of Gd-DTPA contrast media. The mass was totally resected. Histological examination showed a mixture of two distinct components: oligodendroglioma and dysplastic ganglions. The first component was diffusely proliferated cells with round nuclei and perinuclear halo; the second showed marked nucleoli and basophilic cytoplasm containing Nissl bodies. Immunohistochemical study of the oligodendroglial component was positive for OLIG 2 and NKX2.2 but negative for synaptophysin. In addition, LOH of 1p/19q was detected by FISH. Although no adjuvant therapy was carried out, follow-up MRI showed no recurrence of the tumor 41 months after the operation.
Shinji Yamashita; Kiyotaka Yokogami; Takeya Niibo; Go Takeishi; Toshikatsu Ikeda; Shiro Miyata; Hisao Uehara; Tsuyoshi Fukushima; Yoichi Nakazato; Hideo Takeshima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain tumor pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1861-387X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9716507     Medline TA:  Brain Tumor Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara Kiyotake, Miyazaki, 889-1692, Japan,
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