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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Angiocentric glioma (AG) is a recently described tumor of the brain which was included as a distinct entity in the 2007 WHO classification. To date only 26 cases have been reported in the literature. We describe two additional cases of this possibly confusing lesion of the brain. Emphasis is put on variations in the(More)
GFAP-δ, the delta isoform of the glial fibrillary acidic protein, is particularly expressed in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the brain. GFAP-δ positive cells in the SVZ co-express the neural stem cells (NSCs) marker nestin. According to the theory of glioma oncogenesis, transformation of a cell population with stem features which resides in the SVZ could(More)
Littoral cell angioma is a rare tumor of the spleen, usually being considered benign and typically discovered incidentally. There are three different modalities of presentation: tumoral splenomegaly, long-standing iron deficient anemia or thrombocytopenia due to hypersplenism. However, some of its manifestations could generate the suspicion of a lymphoma or(More)
Paragangliomas arise from the extraadrenal neuroendocrine system. They are locally aggressive tumors, causing adjacent invasion, bone destruction and compression related symptoms. We present a 35-years-old woman with a peculiar paraganglioma lacking all these features, and strictly located within the jugular vein. Differential diagnosis is detailed since(More)
Cardiac myxoma, the most common benign cardiac tumour, can determine brain metastases or multiple cerebral aneurysms, but very few cases of both complications have been reported. We discuss the therapeutic management in the case of a patient, operated for a cardiac myxoma, who presented three intracerebral tumours and five cerebral microaneurysms.
Neurodegenerative pathological changes are known as occurring in human brain, in some way paralleling aging. We characterized prospectively the occurrence of cortical senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in 55 adult human subjects, by post-mortem examination. We tried to determine if aging is associated with greater senile plaque and neurofibrillary(More)
Ependymoma is a slowly growing tumor appearing mostly in children and young adults. Several histological patterns are described. We report a case with unusual microscopic features, composed mostly of multiple cysts. Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical examination confirmed the diagnosis. Neuropathologists should be aware of this particular change which(More)
p53 and bcl-2 are two well-known antiapoptotic factors associated with gliomas, and mostly astrocytic tumors. In the present study we assessed, by immunohistochemistry, the expression of these two factors in a series of 50 glioblastomas. The correlations between their expression and several tumor-related factors (age, location, recurrence, proliferating(More)
Primary diffuse leptomeningeal melanocytosis is a very rare form of brain tumor. We report on a rapidly fatal case in an 18-year-old man presenting with symptoms and imaging features suggestive for subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis. The laboratory findings and imaging examination were still confusing and the diagnosis remained unclear during the(More)
We present a case of an anterior skull base tumor invading both cavernous sinuses and extending into the right orbit in a 55 years old female. The radiological aspect was confusing, being highly suggestive for an extensively invasive meningioma. However, the orbital portion of the tumor, which was surgically removed, proved to be an adenoid cystic(More)
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