CNS tumor
Cytopathology Competency Assessment
Other Gliomas

Author: Gordon H. Yu, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 April 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

Cite this page: Cytology/Competency Assessment - Other Gliomas. website. Accessed August 19th, 2017.
Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning and Systems Based Practice
  1. Ependymoma
    1. Recognize anatomic locations in which ependymomas may arise within the CNS, depending upon patient age
    2. Recognize typical radiologic findings in ependymoma and its expected biologic behavior
    3. Recognize characteristic cytomorphologic features seen in smears of ependymoma, and its differential diagnosis
  2. Myxopapillary Ependymoma (ME)
    1. Describe common anatomic locations of ME, a rare variant of ependymoma
    2. Recognize the incidence of CNS dissemination of neoplastic cells via CSF
    3. Recognize cytomorphologic findings of ME, its differential diagnosis and the role of immunohistochemical staining in making the diagnosis of ME
    4. Recognize frequent molecular mutations observed in ME