Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 1

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

Shubhangi Vinayak Agale1*, Varsha Omprakash Bhatia1*, Grace Francis D’Costa1*, Venon Velho2, Shilpa Domkundwar3 and Sony Mandal1*
1Department of Pathology, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India
2Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India
3Department of Radiology, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India
Corresponding author : Shubhangi Vinayak Agale
Department of Pathology, Grant Govt Medical College, Mumbai, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 23, 2013 Accepted: December 12, 2013 Published: December 18, 2013
Citation: Agale SV, Bhatia VO, D’Costa GF, Velho V, et al., (2014) Gliosarcoma Arising in Anaplastic Ependymoma with Heterologous Sarcomatous Component: A Rare Phenomenon. J Spine Neurosurg 3:1 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000129

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Gliosarcoma; Anaplastic ependymoma; Osteogenic sarcoma

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