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Neurooncology 02

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, December 8 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, December 8 2007.


A 65 year-old woman presents to the emergency department with new onset of seizures. MRI is suggestive of a mass lesion. A biopsy is performed, and a photomicrograph of the tissue obtained is shown above.
Of the following, which is the most likely diagnosis?

 
        A) Ependymoma
 
        B) Pilocytic astrocytoma
 
        C) Meningioma
 
        D) GBM
 
        E) Craniopharyngioma
 

 


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A) Ependymoma

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This image shows disorganized, heterogeneous tissue with pseudopallisading and necrosis. The most likely diagnosis is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  (See References)

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B) Pilocytic astrocytoma

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This image shows disorganized, heterogeneous tissue with pseudopallisading and necrosis. The most likely diagnosis is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  (See References)

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C) Meningioma

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This image shows disorganized, heterogeneous tissue with pseudopallisading and necrosis. The most likely diagnosis is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  (See References)

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D) GBM

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This image shows disorganized, heterogeneous tissue with pseudopallisading and necrosis. The most likely diagnosis is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  (See References)

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E) Craniopharyngioma

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This image shows disorganized, heterogeneous tissue with pseudopallisading and necrosis. The most likely diagnosis is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
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Neurooncology 02
Question ID: 120807157
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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