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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 14, Issue 1–2, pp 74–78 | Cite as

Pigmented medulloepithelioma: report of a case and review of the literature

  • M. C. Sharma
  • A. K. Mahapatra
  • S. Gaikwad
  • A. K. Jain
  • C. Sarkar
CASE REPORT

Abstract

A 9-year-old male child had a IV ventricular medulloepithelioma of classical histology, showing tubulopapillary and undifferentiated areas. The unusual feature, however, was the presence of melanin pigmentation in the cells, which was further confirmed by electron microscopy. So far 28 cases of medulloepithelioma have been reported in the English literature. However, none of them showed melanin pigmentation. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of pigmented medulloepithelioma in the English literature.

Key words PNET Medulloepithelioma Pigmentation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Sharma
    • 1
  • A. K. Mahapatra
    • 2
  • S. Gaikwad
    • 3
  • A. K. Jain
    • 4
  • C. Sarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, A. I. I. M. S., New Delhi-110029, India Tel.: (91) 11-661 123/3227 Fax: (91) 11-686 2663 e-mail: sarkarch@medinst.ernet.inIN
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, A. I. I. M. S., New Delhi, IndiaIN
  3. 3.Department of Neuroradiology, A. I. I. M. S., New Delhi, IndiaIN
  4. 4.Institute of Pathology, New Delhi, IndiaIN

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