Myxopapillary ependymoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Case Discussion

Final Diagnosis:

Myxopapillary ependymoma.

Gross Description:

The specimen is received in one container labeled with the patient's name and “intradural tumor”. It consists of fragments of membranous tissue with attached pink tan tissue fragments aggregating to 4.5 x 3 x 1 cm.

Microscopic Description:

Sections show the specimen to consists of an ependymal tumor showing areas of perivascular pseudorosette formation, perivascular aggregates if mucin, areas of recent hemorrhage, prominent vasculature, and areas of hyaline degeneration.

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Case information

rID: 5514
Published: 29th Jan 2009
Last edited: 19th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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