Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2003, Vol 19, Num, 3-4     (Pages: 065-068)

DESMOPLASTIC MEDULLOBLASTOMA: REPORT OF 2 CASES

AÇIKALIN Mustafa Fuat 1, TEL Nilüfer 1, İLGİCİ Dilek 1, VURAL Murat 2

1 Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji ABD
2 Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Beyin Cerrahisi ABD

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Summary

Although medulloblastoma is considered as a pediatric tumor, it may occur less frequently in adolescents or rarely in adults. But the desmoplastic histological variant, which is observed in approximately 15% of pediatric cases, has been demonstrated to be present in up 50% of adults cases. In this article, we report two cases of desmoplastic medulloblastoma and discuss the clinicopathological features of desmoplastic medulloblastomas, with review of the literature.
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