A case of an unclassified tumor closely resembling dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor with rapid growth

Abstract

We describe a rare case of a tumor resembling dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor. A 3-year-old girl had a generalized convulsion as the initial symptom, without other neurological deficits. Computed tomography showed a hypodense lesion with calcific hyperdensity in the left frontal lobe associated with deformity of the overlying calvarium. Four months later, she had a second seizure, and computed tomographic scan showed that the lesion had increased in size. Subtotal removal of the tumor was performed, and the postoperative course was uneventful without radiation therapy. Histological examination revealed a cortical lesion in which an oligodendrocyte-like area and an astrocyte-like area with cytological atypia were observed. Although the clinical course and the radiological findings closely resembled those of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor, specific glioneuronal elements were not found histologically. Daumas-Duport reported a complex form of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor that contained glial nodules in addition to a specific glioneuronal element. The histological findings of the glial nodules in this case were quite similar to those she described. We conclude that this could be an unclassified tumor closely resembling dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor without a specific glioneuronal element.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02478917

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@article{Nakatsuka2000ACO, title={A case of an unclassified tumor closely resembling dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor with rapid growth}, author={Masao Nakatsuka and Shirou Mizuno and Tomohiro Kimura and Kazuo Hara}, journal={Brain Tumor Pathology}, year={2000}, volume={17}, pages={41-45} }