Myxopapillary ependymoma (histology)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Lumbar canal mass.

Patient Data

Age: Child

MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: The sections show a moderately hypercellular tumor which consists of ependymal cells arranged in well formed perivascular pseudorosettes. Myxoid material is present within the pseudorosettes, in many places forming microcysts. Tumor cells are arranged in diffuse sheets between pseudo-rosettes.  The features are of myxopapillary ependymoma.

Case courtesy of Associate Professor Renate Kalnins. 

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Case information

rID: 51750
Published: 6th Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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