Neurocytoma Arising in an Adrenal Gland Mature Teratoma


ERSÖZ Ş. , KUCUK H., Mungan S. , TURGUTALP H. , İMAMOĞLU M. , KOŞUCU P.

FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY, vol.30, no.5, pp.275-279, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15513815.2011.572955
  • Title of Journal : FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-279
  • Keywords: adrenal gland, teratoma, neurocytoma

Abstract

Mature teratoma of adrenal gland is a rare entity. Neurocytoma is a low grade neuronal tumor even rarely seen among central nervous system tumors. Nervous system tumors arising in teratomas are frequently originated from glial or primitive neuroectodermal cells. Here we report a neurocytoma arising in mature cystic teratoma in the right adrenal gland of an 8 years old boy. Histological examination revealed a tumor composed of solid sheets in fibrillar basis with small uniform cells in the neuroglial tissue in teratoma. This is only the second case demonstrating a neurocytoma arising in a mature cystic teratoma in the literature.