Brain Tumor Pathology

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 15–19 | Cite as

A cellular variant of supratentorial hemangioblastoma

  • Nobutaka Yamakawa
  • Masatoshi Noda
  • Takashiro Ohyama
  • Masakazu Furuno
  • Akira Tsutsumi
  • Waro Taki
Original Article


Supratentorial hemangioblastomas are rarely seen, especially in children and adolescents. We report the case of a 17-year-old male with supratentorial hemangioblastoma. Neuroimaging demonstrated a cystic lesion within the right parietal lobe. Systemic examination revealed no abnormality. The lesion was not attached to the dura and was not associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease. It was very difficult to confirm the final diagnosis of this case, in spite of extensive examination by light microscopy, immunohistochemical studies, and electron microscopy.

Key words

Hemangioblastoma Supratentorial tumor Immunohistochemistry Ultrastructure 


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© The Japan Society of Brain Tumor Pathology 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobutaka Yamakawa
    • 1
  • Masatoshi Noda
    • 2
  • Takashiro Ohyama
    • 1
  • Masakazu Furuno
    • 1
  • Akira Tsutsumi
    • 3
  • Waro Taki
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryIse Municipal HospitalIse, MieJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyIse Municipal HospitalMieJapan
  3. 3.Division of Surgical PathologyDepartment of Laboratory MedicineOsaka Medical CollegeOsakaJapan
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryMie University School of MedicineTsu, MieJapan

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