By Adekunle M. Adesina, Tarik Tihan, Christine E. Fuller, Tina Young Poussaint
This textual content used to be created to fill a void within the perform of pediatric neuropathology. it's a sensible and well-illustrated bookrepresenting a set of attention-grabbing, universal and strange tumors for a diagnostic workout through the reader. The large reception of the 1st version through the pathology group is testomony to its relevance and application within the pathologic prognosis of pediatric mind tumors. This version covers subject matters starting from neuroimaging, using weigh down and contact preps in the course of intraoperative session, vintage histological beneficial properties of pediatric mind tumors, tumor versions, and a miscellaneous team of demanding tumors. Chapters encompass crucial diagnostic info and contours highlighting well-known variations and their differential diagnoses. a piece on molecular pathology and electron microscopy can also be integrated for every tumor classification, besides a listing of vintage stories and cutting edge articles on all of the tumor entities as steered analyzing on the finish of every bankruptcy. Atlas of Pediatric mind Tumors, moment Edition represents the state-of-the-art in pediatric neuropathology with effortless application beside the microscope.
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Fuller Fig. 4 (A) Coronal brain section showing a large, right thalamic, diffuse astrocytoma with homogeneous consistency, which markedly expands this region and blurs the underlying architecture. 4 Pathology • Gross pathology: ° Diffuse astrocytoma (WHO grade II) is frequently illdeﬁned grossly, distorting the involved anatomical region and blurring demarcations between gray matter and white matter. – These lesions do not show tissue destruction, merely inﬁltration. – Cystic areas or calciﬁcations may be present, though the gray-tan color and ﬁrm texture are otherwise homogeneous (Fig.
E. Fuller with oligodendroglioma of the left occipital lobe, the lesion is hyperintense. (E) The same lesion is also hyperintense on a FLAIR image. (F) The lesion is hypointense and without enhancement on this T1-weighted, postcontrast image. (B, C, Courtesy of Dr. 4 Pathology • Gross pathology • Tissue from oligodendroglial tumors is typically soft and grey-tan, sometimes with mucoid or hemorrhagic areas or ﬂecks of calciﬁcation. Necrosis is limited to higher-grade tumors. • At autopsy, these lesions appear as well-deﬁned soft, grey masses involving the cortex and underlying white matter.
18F-FDG PET and MR imaging associations across a spectrum of pediatric brain tumors: a report from the pediatric brain tumor consortium. J Nucl Med. 2014;55:1473–80. Oligodendroglial Tumors 5 Hope T. Richard and Christine E. 1 Overview • Oligodendroglial tumors represent diffusely inﬁltrative gliomas composed of cells morphologically resembling oligodendroglia. This group includes oligodendroglioma (WHO grade II) and anaplastic oligodendroglioma (WHO grade III), as well as tumors bearing a mixture of cells with astrocytic and oligodendroglial morphologies: mixed oligoastrocytoma (WHO grade II) and anaplastic mixed oligoastrocytoma (WHO grade III).