Subependymomas are rare, intraventricular glial tumors histologically characterized by clusters of small uniform cells distributed in an abundant fibrillary matrix. These tumors can arise in the parenchyma of the cerebrum, cerebellum, or spinal cord. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of cerebellar intraparenchymal subependymoma in a 62-year-old woman. The patient presented with dizziness for several years, and brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-defined solid mass in the right cerebellum, upon which a stereotactic biopsy was performed. Histologically, the tumor showed a distinctive multinodular pattern with unevenly distributed glial cells and an abundant fibrillary matrix. Next-generation sequencing analysis showed balanced genomes without genetic alterations, including single-nucleotide variants, small insertions, deletions, or copy number alterations. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the size of the mass has not changed; the patient has not received any surgical treatments since the pathologic diagnosis and is living healthily.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Surgical Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - 2023 Feb|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Yeungnam University (grant number 221A580027).
© The Author(s) 2022.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine