A 65-year-old woman presents with a 3-week history of intractable headaches. Her vital signs and CBC are normal. Two weeks later, the patient develops left-sided hemiparesis. MRI reveals a large, necrotic tumor in the right hemisphere of the cerebrum, extending across the corpus callosum into the left hemisphere. A coronal section of the patient’s brainan autopsy is shown in the image. This tumor is most likely derived from which of the following cell types?
Ependymal lining cells
Answer :A Astrocytes
The condition described in question is glioblastoma multiforme can invade the contralateral hemisphere across the corpus callosum and present as a bilateral “butterfly-like” lesion. None of the other cells contribute toglioblastoma multiforme.