Clear cell ependymoma: a mimicker of oligodendroglioma – report of three cases
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2008
© 2008 Japanese Society of Neuropathology
Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 366–371, August 2008
How to Cite
Jain, D., Sharma, M. C., Arora, R., Sarkar, C. and Suri, V. (2008), Clear cell ependymoma: a mimicker of oligodendroglioma – report of three cases. Neuropathology, 28: 366–371. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1789.2008.00895.x
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 1 FEB 2008
- Received 13 September 2007; revised 24 December 2007 and accepted 25 December 2007.
- clear cell ependymoma;
- glial tumor;
Clear cell variant of ependymoma is a rare entity which morphologically mimics oligodendroglioma and poses a diagnostic dilemma. We describe three cases of clear cell ependymoma in male children which were supratentorial in location. On microscopic examination, these tumors were composed of sheets of clear cells and resembled oligodendroglioma. Electron microscopy confirmed the ependymal nature of these tumors. Clear cell ependymomas are rare and aggressive tumors. More cases need to be reported to determine their therapeutic responsiveness and prognosis.