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CNS tumor pathology

Topic: Imaging

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

 
        A) Verocay bodies are commonly associated with meningioma.
 
        B) B cells in an angiocentric pattern are commonly associated with PNET tumors.
 
        C) Flexner-Wintersteiner rosettes are commonly associated with meningioma.
 
        D) Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with meningioma.
 
        E) Fried-Egg cells are commonly associated with Alexander's disease.
 

 


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A) Verocay bodies are commonly associated with meningioma.

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

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B) B cells in an angiocentric pattern are commonly associated with PNET tumors.

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The statement, "B cells in an angiocentric pattern are commonly associated with PNET tumors." is false.
B cells in an angiocentric pattern are commonly associated with primary CNS lymphoma.  (See References)

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C) Flexner-Wintersteiner rosettes are commonly associated with meningioma.

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The statement, "Flexner-Wintersteiner rosettes are commonly associated with meningioma." is false.
Flexner-Wintersteiner rosettes are commonly associated with retinoblastoma.  (See References)

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D) Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with meningioma.

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The statement, "Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with meningioma." is true.
Whorled patterns of cells are commonly associated with meningioma.  (See References)

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E) Fried-Egg cells are commonly associated with Alexander's disease.

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The statement, "Fried-Egg cells are commonly associated with Alexander's disease." is false.
Fried-Egg cells are commonly associated with oligodendroglioma.  (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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