Brain Tumor Pathology

, 25:19

Ultrastructural study of neuronal and related tumors in the ventricles

  • Maki Iida
  • Shiro Tsujimoto
  • Haruo Nakayama
  • Saburo Yagishita
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10014-008-0230-z

Cite this article as:
Iida, M., Tsujimoto, S., Nakayama, H. et al. Brain Tumor Pathol (2008) 25: 19. doi:10.1007/s10014-008-0230-z

Abstract

Intraventricular tumors may arise from a variety of cells in the region. There are some difficulties in diagnosing these tumors because of their histologically similar appearance. We analyzed intraventricular tumors, including central neurocytoma, oligodendroglioma, cerebral neuroblastoma, and cerebellar neuroblastoma, the neuronal characters of which were established based on their ultrastructural findings, except for oligodendroglioma. Central neurocytoma and cerebellar neuroblastoma showed synaptic formation, and cerebral neuroblastoma possessed immature neurites. Oligodendroglioma showed similar structures to that of a normal oligodendrocyte. Furthermore, we review the literature and evaluate the usefulness of analyzing ultrastructures.

Key words

Ultrastructure Intraventricular tumor Neuronal tumor Electron microscopy 

Copyright information

© Japan Soceity of BrainTumor Pathology 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maki Iida
    • 1
  • Shiro Tsujimoto
    • 1
  • Haruo Nakayama
    • 2
  • Saburo Yagishita
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUwamachi HospitalKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryToho University Ohashi Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyKanagawa Rehabilitation CenterAtsugiJapan

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