Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RTs) are malignant intracranial neoplasms that usually occur in the posterior fossa of children. They are characterized by cells with paranuclear rhabdoid inclusions, a mesenchymal and epithelial immunohistochemical profile, and 22q deletions with inactivation of the INI1/hSNF5 gene. Although they usually occur in young children, AT/RTs are being recognized in adults with increasing frequency. We report the cytologic features of an AT/RT from the cerebellum of a 45-year-old man and discuss the differential diagnosis in adults.
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- Pathology and Forensic Medicine