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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1988;22(2): 123-130.
Spinal Fluid Cytology of Retinoblastoma.
Je G Chi, Chul Woo Kim, Yeon Lim Suh
Department of Pathology, Seoul National University Children's Hospital and College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Of all the primary central nervous system tumors, the medulloblastoma, glioblastoma multiforme, ependymoma and pineal germinoma tend to exfoliate in the cerebrospinal space. With all other types of the tumor, abnormal cells may seldom be definitely identified in the cerebrospinal fluid. Up to now the tumor cells have been rarely found in CSF cases of retinoblastoma. We have experienced a case of advanced retinoblastoma that showed exfoliated cells in spinal fluid.
Key Words: Retinoblastoma; Cerebrospinal fluid; Cytology
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