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Brain Tumors
Paula J. Woodward, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Benign or malignant intracranial neoplasm

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Milani HJ et al: Fetal brain tumors: Prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. World J Radiol. 7(1):17-21, 2015
                                      2. Sugimoto M et al: Congenital Brain Tumor within the First 2 Months of Life. Pediatr Neonatol. ePub, 2015
                                      3. Aggarwal A et al: A case of intrauterine diagnosed posterior fossa dermoid presenting in childhood. Childs Nerv Syst. 30(2):361-3, 2014
                                      4. Kostadinov S et al: Fetal craniopharyngioma: management, postmortem diagnosis, and literature review of an intracranial tumor detected in utero. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 17(5):409-12, 2014
                                      5. Swenson DW et al: Prenatal MRI characterization of brainstem glioma. Pediatr Radiol. 43(10):1404-7, 2013
                                      6. Gongidi P et al: A case of fetal craniopharyngioma. Del Med J. 84(2):61-3, 2012
                                      7. Hwang SW et al: Diagnosis and management of brain and spinal cord tumors in the neonate. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 17(4):202-6, 2012
                                      8. Juverdeanu S et al: Second trimester intracranial fetal teratoma. J Obstet Gynaecol. 32(5):486-8, 2012
                                      9. Kurishima C et al: Congenital brain tumor: fetal case of congenital germ cell intracranial tumor. Pediatr Int. 54(2):282-5, 2012
                                      10. Bekiesinska-Figatowska M et al: Congenital CNS tumors diagnosed on prenatal MRI. Neuroradiol J. 24(4):477-81, 2011
                                      11. Manoranjan B et al: Congenital brain tumors: diagnostic pitfalls and therapeutic interventions. J Child Neurol. 26(5):599-614, 2011
                                      12. Mori N et al: Antenatal ultrasonographic features of fetal capillary hemangioma in the posterior fossa. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 37(1):79-83, 2011
                                      13. Parmar HA et al: Imaging of congenital brain tumors. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 32(6):578-89, 2011
                                      14. Turkmen E et al: A newborn with massive congenital astroblastoma. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 30(5):325-8, 2011
                                      15. Severino M et al: Congenital tumors of the central nervous system. Neuroradiology. 52(6):531-48, 2010
                                      16. Isaacs H: Fetal brain tumors: a review of 154 cases. Am J Perinatol. 26(6):453-66, 2009
                                      17. Woodward PJ et al: From the archives of the AFIP: a comprehensive review of fetal tumors with pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 25(1):215-42, 2005
                                      18. Sandow BA et al: Best cases from the AFIP: congenital intracranial teratoma. Radiographics. 24(4):1165-70, 2004
                                      19. Cavalheiro S et al: Fetal brain tumors. Childs Nerv Syst. 19(7-8):529-36, 2003
                                      20. Mazouni C et al: Intrauterine brain teratoma: a case report of imaging (US, MRI) with neuropathologic correlations. Prenat Diagn. 23(2):104-7, 2003
                                      21. Isaacs H Jr: I. Perinatal brain tumors: a review of 250 cases. Pediatr Neurol. 27(4):249-61, 2002
                                      22. Mazewski CM et al: Neonatal brain tumors: a review. Semin Perinatol. 23(4):286-98, 1999
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Benign or malignant intracranial neoplasm

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Milani HJ et al: Fetal brain tumors: Prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. World J Radiol. 7(1):17-21, 2015
                                                                          2. Sugimoto M et al: Congenital Brain Tumor within the First 2 Months of Life. Pediatr Neonatol. ePub, 2015
                                                                          3. Aggarwal A et al: A case of intrauterine diagnosed posterior fossa dermoid presenting in childhood. Childs Nerv Syst. 30(2):361-3, 2014
                                                                          4. Kostadinov S et al: Fetal craniopharyngioma: management, postmortem diagnosis, and literature review of an intracranial tumor detected in utero. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 17(5):409-12, 2014
                                                                          5. Swenson DW et al: Prenatal MRI characterization of brainstem glioma. Pediatr Radiol. 43(10):1404-7, 2013
                                                                          6. Gongidi P et al: A case of fetal craniopharyngioma. Del Med J. 84(2):61-3, 2012
                                                                          7. Hwang SW et al: Diagnosis and management of brain and spinal cord tumors in the neonate. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 17(4):202-6, 2012
                                                                          8. Juverdeanu S et al: Second trimester intracranial fetal teratoma. J Obstet Gynaecol. 32(5):486-8, 2012
                                                                          9. Kurishima C et al: Congenital brain tumor: fetal case of congenital germ cell intracranial tumor. Pediatr Int. 54(2):282-5, 2012
                                                                          10. Bekiesinska-Figatowska M et al: Congenital CNS tumors diagnosed on prenatal MRI. Neuroradiol J. 24(4):477-81, 2011
                                                                          11. Manoranjan B et al: Congenital brain tumors: diagnostic pitfalls and therapeutic interventions. J Child Neurol. 26(5):599-614, 2011
                                                                          12. Mori N et al: Antenatal ultrasonographic features of fetal capillary hemangioma in the posterior fossa. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 37(1):79-83, 2011
                                                                          13. Parmar HA et al: Imaging of congenital brain tumors. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 32(6):578-89, 2011
                                                                          14. Turkmen E et al: A newborn with massive congenital astroblastoma. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 30(5):325-8, 2011
                                                                          15. Severino M et al: Congenital tumors of the central nervous system. Neuroradiology. 52(6):531-48, 2010
                                                                          16. Isaacs H: Fetal brain tumors: a review of 154 cases. Am J Perinatol. 26(6):453-66, 2009
                                                                          17. Woodward PJ et al: From the archives of the AFIP: a comprehensive review of fetal tumors with pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 25(1):215-42, 2005
                                                                          18. Sandow BA et al: Best cases from the AFIP: congenital intracranial teratoma. Radiographics. 24(4):1165-70, 2004
                                                                          19. Cavalheiro S et al: Fetal brain tumors. Childs Nerv Syst. 19(7-8):529-36, 2003
                                                                          20. Mazouni C et al: Intrauterine brain teratoma: a case report of imaging (US, MRI) with neuropathologic correlations. Prenat Diagn. 23(2):104-7, 2003
                                                                          21. Isaacs H Jr: I. Perinatal brain tumors: a review of 250 cases. Pediatr Neurol. 27(4):249-61, 2002
                                                                          22. Mazewski CM et al: Neonatal brain tumors: a review. Semin Perinatol. 23(4):286-98, 1999