The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 69, Issue 5, pp 437–439 | Cite as

Glial choristoma

Clinical Brief


Glial choristoma is a developmental malformation of heterotopic central nervous tissue with limited growth potential. It is considered to be one of the very rare choristomatous lesions involving the oral cavity. This report details the morphological characteristics of glial choristoma arising from the palate in a newborn. Bulk of the tissue comprised of mature neuroglial tissue with astrocytes representing developing brain, cystic spaces lined by cuboidal epithelium indicating ependymal layer. Clinical features, associated malformations and histomorphology of this lesion is discussed.

Key words

Glial choristoma Oral cavity Newborn 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bajaj
    • 1
  • B. S. Shubha
    • 1
  • K. Agarwal
    • 1
  • C. Aggarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyLady Hardinge Medical College & Kalawati Saran Children’s HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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