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Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 83–84 | Cite as

Fine structure of an unusual spongy variant of medulloblastoma

  • J. F. Llena
  • A. Hirano
  • H. S. Wisoff
Short Original Communications

Summary

The prominent finding on electron microscopy of an unusual spongy variant of medulloblastoma was the marked distention of a well-developed smooth endoplasmic reticulum of the tumor cells. To the authors' knowledge, this fine structural feature has not been described previously in this tumor.

Key words

Medulloblastoma Spongy variant Smooth endoplasmic reticulum Distention 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Llena
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Hirano
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. S. Wisoff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Neuropathology Department of PathologyMontefiore Hospital and Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryMontefiore Hospital and Medical CenterBronxUSA

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