A Young Patient with a History of Intermittent Headaches and Fevers
The UPMC Department of Pathology offers FREE continuing medical education (CME). Certificates and transcripts can be obtained at no charge through the University of Pittsburgh. The CME modules cover a broad range of topics relevant to pathologists and are presented as case reviews and lectures. While completing your CME requirements, consider the expertise of our faculty in helping you solve difficult clinical problems.
Topic for this Session: Review knowledge gaps with regard to the understanding of gliomas, particularly diagnosis.
Physicians and other health care professionals.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Include SEGA in the differential diagnosis of brain neoplasms.
- Apply morphologic, immunohistochemical and molecular data to establish a diagnosis of SEGA.
Suggested Additional Reading:
- Ichikawa T, Wakisaka A, Daido S, et al. A case of solitary subependymal giant cell astrocytoma: two somatic hits of TSC2 in the tumor, without evidence of somatic mosaicism. J Mol Diagn. 2005; 7(4):544-549.
- Takei H, Adesina AM, Powell SZ. Solitary subependymal giant cell astrocytoma incidentally found at autopsy in an elderly woman without tuberous sclerosis complex. Neuropathology. 2009; 29(2):181-186.
- Grajkowska W, Kotulska K, Jurkiewicz E, et al. Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas with atypical histological features mimicking malignant gliomas. Folia Neuropathol. 2011; 49(1):39-46.
- Svajdler M, Jr., Deak L, Rychly B, Talarcik P, Frohlichova L. Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma with atypical clinical and pathological features: a diagnostic pitfall. Cesk Patol. 2013; 49(2):76-79.
- Al-Saleem T, Wessner LL, Scheithauer BW, et al. Malignant tumors of the kidney, brain, and soft tissues in children and young adults with the tuberous sclerosis complex. Cancer. 1998; 83(10):2208-2216.
- Vignoli A, Lesma E, Alfano RM, et al. Glioblastoma multiforme in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex. Am J Med Genet A. 2015; 167A(10):2388-2393.
Course Director and Planning Committee:
Karen E Schoedel, MD - Professor of Pathology, Member of the Division of Anatomic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Marker, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, University of Pittsburgh
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 Attendance
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