CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Glial cyst

Author: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 August 2017, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Glial cyst CNS

Cite this page: Abdelzaher, E. Glial cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumorglialcyst.html. Accessed November 24th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Cyst lined by glial tissue (J Neuroradiol 1995;22:48)
  • Often adult cerebellum, usually represent burned out pilocytic astrocytoma
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Wall lined by gliosis, Rosenthal fibers present, variable hemosiderin; no epithelial lining
Positive stains