Ganglioglioma of the optic nerve

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Suprasellar mass with vivid enhancement involving optic nerve.

Case Discussion

Histology

MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION:

The sections show a moderately hypercellular tumor composed of mature ganglion cells, some of which are binucleated. These are mixed with astrocytic cells showing a mild degree of nuclear pleomorphism. The ganglion cells show strong immunostaining for chromogranin, synaptophysin and neurofilament protein (NFP). No mitotic figures, vascular endothelial cell hyperplasia or necrosis are identified. The features are of ganglioglioma.

DIAGNOSIS: Ganglioglioma (WHO Grade 2).

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Case information

rID: 3887
Published: 21st Jun 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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