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Neurenteric Cyst
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Neurenteric cyst (NEC)
          • Synonyms

            • Neuroepithelial cyst. enterogenous cyst, enteric cyst
          • Definitions

            • Rare benign malformative endodermal CNS cyst

          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. Medhi G et al: T1 Hyperintense Prepontine Mass with Restricted Diffusion-A White Epidermoid or a Neuroenteric Cyst? J Neuroimaging. ePub, 2015
                                    2. Mathon B et al: Intracranial neurenteric cyst mimicking prepontine subarachnoid hemorrhage. Rev Neurol (Paris). 170(4):301-2, 2014
                                    3. Roder C et al: Neurenteric cysts of the cerebellopontine angle. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 74 Suppl 1:e36-40, 2013
                                    4. Gauden AJ et al: Intracranial neuroenteric cysts: a concise review including an illustrative patient. J Clin Neurosci. 19(3):352-9, 2012
                                    5. Little MW et al: Neurenteric cyst of the anterior cranial fossa: case report and literature review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 153(7):1519-25, 2011
                                    6. Preece MT et al: Intracranial neurenteric cysts: imaging and pathology spectrum. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 27(6):1211-6, 2006
                                    7. Christov C et al: Giant supratentorial enterogenous cyst: Report of a case, literature review, and discussion of pathogenesis. Neurosurg 54:759-63, 2004
                                    8. Simon JA et al: Intracranial neurenteric cysts: a differential diagnosis and review. Radiographics. 17(6):1587-93, 1997
                                    9. Gao P-Y et al: Neurenteric cysts: Pathology, imaging spectrum, differential diagnosis. IJNR 1: 17-27, 1995
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Neurenteric cyst (NEC)
                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Neuroepithelial cyst. enterogenous cyst, enteric cyst
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Rare benign malformative endodermal CNS cyst

                                            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. Medhi G et al: T1 Hyperintense Prepontine Mass with Restricted Diffusion-A White Epidermoid or a Neuroenteric Cyst? J Neuroimaging. ePub, 2015
                                                                      2. Mathon B et al: Intracranial neurenteric cyst mimicking prepontine subarachnoid hemorrhage. Rev Neurol (Paris). 170(4):301-2, 2014
                                                                      3. Roder C et al: Neurenteric cysts of the cerebellopontine angle. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 74 Suppl 1:e36-40, 2013
                                                                      4. Gauden AJ et al: Intracranial neuroenteric cysts: a concise review including an illustrative patient. J Clin Neurosci. 19(3):352-9, 2012
                                                                      5. Little MW et al: Neurenteric cyst of the anterior cranial fossa: case report and literature review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 153(7):1519-25, 2011
                                                                      6. Preece MT et al: Intracranial neurenteric cysts: imaging and pathology spectrum. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 27(6):1211-6, 2006
                                                                      7. Christov C et al: Giant supratentorial enterogenous cyst: Report of a case, literature review, and discussion of pathogenesis. Neurosurg 54:759-63, 2004
                                                                      8. Simon JA et al: Intracranial neurenteric cysts: a differential diagnosis and review. Radiographics. 17(6):1587-93, 1997
                                                                      9. Gao P-Y et al: Neurenteric cysts: Pathology, imaging spectrum, differential diagnosis. IJNR 1: 17-27, 1995