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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 792--795

Endoscopic diagnosis of a pineal papillary glioneuronal tumor with extensive ventricular involvement: Case report with review of literature


Department of Pathology and Neurosurgery, CSM (erstwhile King George's) Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, India

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Nuzhat Husain
Department of Pathology, CSM (erstwhile King George's) Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.59481

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Papillary glioneuronal tumor (PGNT) is a newly described mixed glioneuronal tumor, recently included in the World Health Organization classification of central nervous system tumors. We report morphologic and immunohistochemical characteristics PGNT of the pineal region extending into the third and lateral ventricles in a four-year-old male child and reviewed all the cases reported in the international literature till date. In this child the diagnosis of PGNT was established by endoscopic biopsy and squash smear examination.






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