Expression of nestin and vimentin in gliomatosis cerebri.

  title={Expression of nestin and vimentin in gliomatosis cerebri.},
  author={Arlete Hilbig and L{\'i}gia Maria Barbosa-Coutinho and Nadima Vieira Toscani and Marlise de Castro Ribeiro and Bartira Silveira Campos da Cunha},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  volume={64 3B},
Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) is a rare form of CNS neoplasia in which there is diffuse involvement of the nervous tissue with or without the presence of tumor mass. The origin of the tumor is unknown, nor whether it represents a disease with diffuse onset or infiltration from a neoplastic focus. Here we studied the histopathologic characteristics of 6 cases with a diagnosis of GC and performed an immunohistochemical analysis using glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), synaptophysin, nestin and… CONTINUE READING
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