Well‐formed cerebellum and brainstem‐like structures in a mature ovarian teratoma: Neuropathological observations

@article{Shintaku2017WellformedCA,
  title={Well‐formed cerebellum and brainstem‐like structures in a mature ovarian teratoma: Neuropathological observations},
  author={Masayuki Shintaku and Toshiko Sakuma and Chiho Ohbayashi and Motoyoshi Maruo},
  journal={Neuropathology},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={122 - 128}
}
In the surgical case of a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary that arose in a 16‐year‐old girl, a large amount of well‐differentiated and highly organized cerebellar tissue was found. Three layers of the cerebellar cortex were well formed, and synaptophysin‐positive “glomeruli” were found in the granule cell layer. Some Purkinje cells exhibited focal expansion and a dysmorphic appearance of the dendrites. Adjacent to the cerebellar tissue, a large space lined by the ependymal layer and a club… 
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Well-differentiated cerebellum in an ovarian mature cystic teratoma: a case report and review of the literature

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This case of well-differentiated cerebellum within ovarian teratoma is reported to expand the pool of cases reported in literature of this extremely rare entity, as only 22 cases with such findings have been reported in Literature to the best of the knowledge.

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