Hemangioblastoma: Gross and Microscopic Features

On gross examination, hemangioblastoma characteristically exhibits a yellow to yellow-orange color (similar to that of adipose tissue) due to the presence of lipid within the cytoplasm of neoplastic cells. On microscopic examination, the cells appear clear because the lipid that once filled the cytoplasm was washed out during tissue processing. Hemangioblastoma usually arises within the... Continue Reading →

Classic Imaging: Cyst with an Enhancing Mural Nodule

For many years the only mechanism for observing gross pathologic features of CNS neoplasms was to examine brains extracted after death.¬† However, advancements in imaging technology now allow providers to observe typical gross neuropathological findings in the brains of living patients. ¬†Some brain tumors have characteristic MRI findings, an example of which is a cyst... Continue Reading →

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