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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 174

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: A rare brain tumor not to be misdiagnosed

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals, Kota; Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Deepti Sukheeja
C/O Mr. O.P. Sukheeja, 1, Vigyan Nagar Special, Near P and T Colony, Vigyan Nagar, Kota - 324 005, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.175643

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Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET) is a recently described, morphologically unique, and surgically curable low-grade brain tumor which is included in the latest WHO classification as neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumor. It is usually seen in children and young adults. The importance of this particular entity is that it is a surgically curable neuroepithelial neoplasm. When recognized, the need for adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy is obviated. We hereby present a case report of an 8-year-old male child who presented with intractable seizures and parieto-occipital space occupying lesion. Histologically, the tumor exhibited features of WHO grade I dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor which was further confirmed by immunohistochemistry.

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