Here we report a case of a biphasic tumor consisting of pilocytic astrocytoma with anaplastic solitary fibrous tumor component in the pineal region. The majority of the tumor showed typical histologic features of pilocytic astrocytoma. A minor part of the tumor showed marked proliferation of short spindle cells around vessels. These spindle cells showed CD34 and CD99 immunoreactivity. From a review of the literature, we found that only one similar case has been reported. Contrary to the reported case, our case showed anaplastic features of solitary fibrous tumor histology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Clinical Neurology