An unusual case of intraventricular gliosarcoma

A. Govindan, D. I. Bhat, A. Mahadevan, S. Chakraborti, S. Sampath, B. A. Chandramouli, S. K. Shankar

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Gliosarcoma is an uncommon variant of glioblastoma characterized by a biphasic pattern of glial and mesenchymal differentiation in the tumor. These tumors occur mostly in the cerebral hemispheres. Intraventricular location is extremely rare. Extensive review of literature revealed only two cases of intraventricular gliosarcoma. The first case arose by malignant transformation of a preexisting ependymoma. The second case was a gliosarcoma involving the frontal lobe with extension into the lateral ventricle. We report a case of an exclusively lateral ventricular tumor probably arising from the interventricular septum and blocking the CSF pathway. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an exclusively intraventricular gliosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Neuropathology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 02-11-2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neurology

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Govindan, A., Bhat, D. I., Mahadevan, A., Chakraborti, S., Sampath, S., Chandramouli, B. A., & Shankar, S. K. (2009). An unusual case of intraventricular gliosarcoma. Clinical Neuropathology, 28(5), 379-383.