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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 319-320

Glioblastoma with signet ring cell morphology: A diagnostic challenge


1 Department of Histopathology, Triesta Reference Laboratory, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Research and Development, Triesta Reference Laboratory, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Radiotherapy, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Sampangiram Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Radiodiagnosis, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Sampangiram Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Naveen Krishnamoorthy
Department of Pathology, Triesta Reference Laboratory, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, # 8, 2nd Floor, HCG Tower, P. Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangiram Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.149998

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Glioblastoma (WHO Grade IV), the most frequent malignant brain tumor, can have varied morphologic variations like epithelial/glandular structures, granular cells, and lipidized cells. Glioblastoma with signet ring cell morphology is very unusual and can mimic a metastatic carcinoma. These rare tumors may be just a morphological variant or may signify a different carcinogenic pathway.


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