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CNS tumor pathology

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Which of the following is most accurate regarding CNS tumor pathology?

 
        A) Verocay bodies are commonly associated with oligodendroglioma.
 
        B) Verocay bodies are commonly associated with retinoblastoma.
 
        C) Perivascular pseudorosettes are commonly associated with PNET tumors.
 
        D) Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with primary CNS lymphoma.
 
        E) Rosenthal Fibers are commonly associated with Alexander's disease.
 

 


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A) Verocay bodies are commonly associated with oligodendroglioma.

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The statement, "Verocay bodies are commonly associated with oligodendroglioma." is false.
Verocay bodies are commonly associated with schwanoma.  (See References)

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B) Verocay bodies are commonly associated with retinoblastoma.

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The statement, "Verocay bodies are commonly associated with retinoblastoma." is false.
Verocay bodies are commonly associated with schwanoma.  (See References)

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C) Perivascular pseudorosettes are commonly associated with PNET tumors.

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The statement, "Perivascular pseudorosettes are commonly associated with PNET tumors." is false.
Perivascular pseudorosettes are commonly associated with ependymoma.  (See References)

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D) Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with primary CNS lymphoma.

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The statement, "Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with primary CNS lymphoma." is false.
Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with meningioma.  (See References)

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E) Rosenthal Fibers are commonly associated with Alexander's disease.

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The statement, "Rosenthal Fibers are commonly associated with Alexander's disease." is true.
Rosenthal Fibers are commonly associated with pilocytic astrocytoma, and are commonly associated with Alexander's disease.  (See References)

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References:

1. Geyers, J.D., Keating, J.M., and Potts, D.C. (2002). Neurology for the Boards, 2nd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
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