CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Glial cyst



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PubMed Search: Glial cyst CNS


Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D.
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Definition / general
  • Cyst lined by glial tissue (J Neuroradiol 1995;22:48)
  • Often adult cerebellum, usually represent burned out pilocytic astrocytoma
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Wall lined by gliosis, Rosenthal fibers present, variable hemosiderin; no epithelial lining
Positive stains
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