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Tumors Part 2: Non-Glial and Pediatric Medulloblastoma

Date

July 14 2021

Time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker

Description

Other than gliomas, meningiomas, schwannomas and neurofibromas are the most common tumor types in a surgical Neuropathology practice. In addition, these tumors are so common that they also comprise a small but important component of a general surgical pathology practice. The diagnosis of these tumors will be reviewed with emphasis on morphology, immunohistochemical markers, and grading. The prognostic significance of meningioma grading will be discussed.

Medulloblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The traditional morphologic classification will be compared to and contrasted with the evolving molecular approach.
Objectives
Describe the histologic and immunohistochemical features of meningiomas, schwannomas, neurofibromas, and medulloblastomas.
Compare and contrast the histologic subtypes and grading approaches to the prognosis of meningiomas.
Review the effect of the advances in molecular diagnosis of medulloblastoma on prognosis and treatment.

Objectives

  • Describe the histologic and immunohistochemical features of meningiomas, schwannomas, neurofibromas, and medulloblastomas.
  • Compare and contrast the histologic subtypes and grading approaches to the prognosis of meningiomas.
  • Review the effect of the advances in molecular diagnosis of medulloblastoma on prognosis and treatment.