dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor


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dys·em·bry·o·plas·tic neu·ro·ep·i·the·li·al tu·mor

a rare low-grade neoplasm most frequently seen in children and associated with seizures and cortical dysplasia; the often multinodular, multicystic tumor is composed of oligodendrogliallike cells with accompanying neurons.

dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor

Abbreviation: DNET
A benign mass of misshapen brain cells. DNETs are a relatively rare cause of seizures in children and adolescents.
See also: tumor
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Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: a clinicopathological study of 32 cases.
Longitudinal sectioning may reveal perivascular columns of cells, frequently separated by mucoid matrix, mimicking dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT).
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