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

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Neuroglial cyst (NGC)
          • Synonyms

            • Glioependymal cyst
          • Definitions

            • Benign, glial-lined, fluid-containing cavity buried within cerebral white matter

          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

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Zheng SP et al: Glioependymal cyst in children: a case report. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 115(10):2288-90, 2013
                                      2. Morigaki R et al: Giant glioependymal cyst in an infant. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 7(2):175-8, 2011
                                      3. Endo H et al: Neuro-endoscopic management of mesencephalic intraparenchymal cyst: a case report. Surg Neurol. 71(1):107-10; discussion 110, 2009
                                      4. Osborn AG et al: Intracranial cysts: radiologic-pathologic correlation and imaging approach. Radiology. 239(3):650-64, 2006
                                      5. Ironside JW et al: Neuroglial cysts. In Diagnostic Pathology of Nervous System Tumours. London: Churchill-Livingstone. 532-4, 2002
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Neuroglial cyst (NGC)
                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Glioependymal cyst
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Benign, glial-lined, fluid-containing cavity buried within cerebral white matter

                                              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

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Zheng SP et al: Glioependymal cyst in children: a case report. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 115(10):2288-90, 2013
                                                                          2. Morigaki R et al: Giant glioependymal cyst in an infant. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 7(2):175-8, 2011
                                                                          3. Endo H et al: Neuro-endoscopic management of mesencephalic intraparenchymal cyst: a case report. Surg Neurol. 71(1):107-10; discussion 110, 2009
                                                                          4. Osborn AG et al: Intracranial cysts: radiologic-pathologic correlation and imaging approach. Radiology. 239(3):650-64, 2006
                                                                          5. Ironside JW et al: Neuroglial cysts. In Diagnostic Pathology of Nervous System Tumours. London: Churchill-Livingstone. 532-4, 2002