Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNET)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Case Discussion

Final Diagnosis:

Left temporal: Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour.

Microscopic Description:

Sections show a circumscribed low-grade glial-neuronal neoplasm located within white matter, with focal extension into cortex. The lesion is characterized by microcystic spaces associated with intervening threads of glial tissue, and aggregates of oligodendroglial-like cells. Floating neurons are evident. The lesion extends to an excisional margin.

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Case information

rID: 4089
Case created: 18th Jul 2008
Last edited: 12th Jun 2016
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