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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The "specific glioneuronal element" of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor
A "floating neuron" is circled in this "specific glioneuronal element" of a DNT
A pathognomonic feature of dysembrioplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNTs) is the "specific glioneuronal element" which consists of oligodendroglial-like cells lined up on either side of a paucicellular and mucinous region in which lone neurons appear to float.