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Free Content High-Grade Glial Tumors Associated with ETV6-NTRK3 Gene Fusion: Imaging Appearance with Pathologic Correlate

Genetic analysis of high-grade glial tumors in children has revealed the presence of the ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion in a small number of highly aggressive‐appearing neoplasms. Identification of this gene fusion is important in that these patients may benefit from new, targeted therapies. Clinical presentation, imaging, and pathologic confirmation were obtained from 5 patients with confirmed ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion. This case series may raise awareness of this entity and prompt genetic evaluation.

Keywords: TRK = tropomyosin receptor kinase

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2022

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  • Neurographics is the peer-reviewed, quarterly educational journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The journal includes review articles as well as high-yield case reports that have been solicited from society meetings including the annual ASNR meeting as well as the American Society of Spine Radiology, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology meetings. Unsolicited educational review articles and case reports are also accepted for review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Submissions focusing on a pictorial approach to educational objectives are highly encouraged. The journal is open access and available online. CME credit is offered for reading review articles and completing quiz-based self-assessment activities through the ASNR Education Connection portal.

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