CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Neuroepithelial cyst



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Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Abdelzaher E. Neuroepithelial cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumorneuroepithelialcyst.html. Accessed July 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Heterogeneous group of lesions with uncertain etiology
  • Brain and spinal cord, usually older adults
  • Rarely rupture and cause meningitis; may be associated with seizures or mass effect
Case reports
Treatment
  • Drainage, possibly with placement of drainage device to prevent recurrence
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Epithelioid surface with underlying fibrosis or fibrillary glia but no obvious ventricular or subarachnoid connection
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