Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Gliosarcoma Arising in Anaplastic Ependymoma with Heterologous Sarcomatous Component: A Rare Phenomenon

Gliosarcoma Arising in Anaplastic Ependymoma with Heterologous Sarcomatous Component: A Rare Phenomenon

Gliosarcoma is a highly aggressive tumor and a variant of glioblastoma multiforme. It mainly occurs in the age group of 40-60 years and has a male preponderance. It is however, rare in younger individuals. First described by Stroebe in 1895, this biphasic tumor is comprised of glial component and sarcomatous component. The glial component is usually of astrocytic nature whereas oligodendroglial and ependymal origin is very uncommon.

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