CNS tumor
Cytopathology competency assessment
Other gliomas

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

Revised: 21 August 2017, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: CNS [title] cytopathology other gliomas

Cite this page: Yu, G.H. Cytopathology competency assessment - other gliomas. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnscytologycompothergliomas.html. Accessed December 17th, 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