Athena Cherry

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  • Gliosarcoma with melanocytic differentiation ACTA NEUROPATHOLOGICA Dulai, M. S., Moes, G. S., Briley, A. L., Galperin, I. B., Smyth, L., Cherry, A. M., Lehman, N. L. 2008; 115 (3): 357-361


    We present an unusual case of gliosarcoma containing numerous islands of well-differentiated melanocytes in a 65 year-old man. Melanocytic differentiation of medulloblastomas is well described, and it has also rarely been reported in low-grade glial neoplasms. Histologic features and immunophenotyping are helpful in differentiating divergent differentiation in a gliosarcoma from melanoma. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a gliosarcoma with melanocytic differentiation. Awareness of the phenomenon of melanocytic differentiation within primary neuroepithelial and glial neoplasms is important to prevent the misdiagnosis of these tumors such as metastatic melanoma or primary melanocytic neoplasms of the CNS.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s00401-007-0232-7

    View details for Web of Science ID 000253346000009

    View details for PubMedID 17641902

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