Radiology Notes

My notes during radiology residency, fellowship, and beyond…

Brain Stem Glioma

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  • majority are astrocytoma, mostly WHO Grade I and II
  • exophytic growth into adjacent cisternal spaces
  • enlarged pons, extending beyond anterior margin of basilar artery
  • abnormal fourth ventricle contour
  • bright on T2
  • enhancement is variable: avid to none
  • 80% occur in childhood
  • 15% of posterior fossa tumors in kids
  • DDx: posterior fossa tumors
  • link

Written by lmwong

September 24, 2008 at 3:54 am

Posted in neuro, pediatrics, tumor

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