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Clin Neuropathol. 2004 Nov-Dec;23(6):292-7.

Meningioma with eosinophilic granular inclusions.

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Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.


Rare meningiomas have been described that contain eosinophilic inclusions that have a granular or granulofilamentous ultrastructure. We describe a 66-year-old woman who developed a planum sphenoidale meningioma. Histologically, the tumor was composed of meningothelial cells arranged in fascicles and whorls, typical of a well-differentiated meningioma. Many tumor cells contained round intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusions that were periodic acid Schiff-negative and red on Masson trichrome. The inclusions were immunopositive for vimentin, and were immunonegative for epithelial membrane antigen, smooth muscle actin, desmin and type IV collagen. Ultrastructural examination showed the inclusions were composed of round to oval, well-demarcated, non-membrane-bound, osmiophilic granular material. The inclusions within this tumor had histochemical, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural properties not described in other reported meningiomas with eosinophilic granular or granulofilamentous inclusions.

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