Chordoid Glioma of Third Ventricle With an Epidermoid Cyst: Coexistence or Common Histogenesis?

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Abstract

Chordoid glioma (CG) is a World Health Organization classified grade II tumor located exclusively in the region of anterior third ventricle. Association of CG with other lesions is extremely rare. We report a case of CG in a 45-year-old male coexisting with an epidermoid cyst in the third ventricle. Ultrastructural examination of the CG revealed microvilli, junctional complexes, and intermediate filaments within the cytoplasm suggesting origin from specialized ependyma. The association of the 2 lesions appears coincidental as convincing evidence for a common histogenesis was not found.

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