Retrosellar intracranial extracerebral glioneuronal heterotopion: Case report

J. Karamchandani, N. Fischbein, G. Harsh, L. Katznelson, H. Vogel

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We report the case of an 18-year-old woman with an intradural retroclival retrosellar glioneuronal heterotopion. At the time of surgery, a well circumscribed pale-tan mass was identified posterior to and distinct from the posterior pituitary. Pathologic examination showed disorganized, non-neoplastic glial tissue characteristic of glioneuronal heterotopia. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such a lesion in this location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neuropathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain heterotopias
  • Glioneuronal heterotopias
  • Glioneuronal heterotopion
  • Nasal glioma
  • Neuroglial hamartoma
  • Neuroglial heterotopias
  • Sellar tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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