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Calcifying Pseudoneoplasm of Neuraxis
Miral D. Jhaveri, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Calcifying pseudoneoplasm of neuraxis (CAPNON)
              • Synonyms

                • Brain rocks, brain stones, cerebral calculi, fibroosseous lesions
              • Definitions

                • Rare nonneoplastic, noninflammatory calcified lesion of CNS

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Duchesne M et al: [Calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis.] Ann Pathol. ePub, 2018
                                        2. García Duque S et al: Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis: Report on four cases and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 143:116-20, 2016
                                        3. Aiken AH et al: Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis: CT, MR imaging, and histologic features. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(6):1256-60, 2009
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Calcifying pseudoneoplasm of neuraxis (CAPNON)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Brain rocks, brain stones, cerebral calculi, fibroosseous lesions
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Rare nonneoplastic, noninflammatory calcified lesion of CNS

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Duchesne M et al: [Calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis.] Ann Pathol. ePub, 2018
                                                                              2. García Duque S et al: Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis: Report on four cases and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 143:116-20, 2016
                                                                              3. Aiken AH et al: Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis: CT, MR imaging, and histologic features. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(6):1256-60, 2009