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Posterior Fossa Neoplasm, Adult
Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH; Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            Selected References

            1. Moinuddin FM et al: Bilateral lateral ventricular subependymoma with extensive multiplicity presenting with hemorrhage. Neuroradiol J. 31(1):27-31, 2018
            2. Shrot S et al: Dysplasia and overgrowth: magnetic resonance imaging of pediatric brain abnormalities secondary to alterations in the mechanistic target of rapamycin pathway. Neuroradiology. 60(2):137-150, 2018
            3. Jiang T et al: Lhermitte-Duclos disease (dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum) and Cowden syndrome: clinical experience from a single institution with long-term follow-up. World Neurosurg. 104:398-406, 2017
            4. Ciccarino P et al: Multifocal presentation of medulloblastoma in adulthood. J Neurooncol. 107(2):233-7, 2012
            5. Solis OE et al: Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor: a pineal region case with IDH1 and IDH2 mutation analyses and literature review of 43 cases. J Neurooncol. 102(3):477-84, 2011
            6. Goddard JC et al: Fundal fluid as a predictor of hearing preservation in the middle cranial fossa approach for vestibular schwannoma. Otol Neurotol. 31(7):1128-34, 2010
            7. Koyfman SA et al: Stereotactic radiosurgery for single brainstem metastases: the cleveland clinic experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 78(2):409-14, 2010
            8. Andres RH et al: Lhermitte-Duclos disease with atypical vascularization--case report and review of the literature. Clin Neuropathol. 28(2):83-90, 2009
            9. Bonneville F et al: Imaging of cerebellopontine angle lesions: an update. Part 1: enhancing extra-axial lesions. Eur Radiol. 17(10):2472-82, 2007
            10. Bonneville F et al: Imaging of cerebellopontine angle lesions: an update. Part 2: intra-axial lesions, skull base lesions that may invade the CPA region, and non-enhancing extra-axial lesions. Eur Radiol. 17(11):2908-20, 2007
            11. Recinos PF et al: Brainstem tumors: where are we today? Pediatr Neurosurg. 43(3):192-201, 2007
            12. Koeller KK et al: From the archives of the AFIP: medulloblastoma: a comprehensive review with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 23(6):1613-37, 2003
            13. Zabek M: Primary posterior fossa tumours in adult patients. Folia Neuropathol. 41(4):231-6, 2003
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            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

              • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                  • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                      Selected References

                      1. Moinuddin FM et al: Bilateral lateral ventricular subependymoma with extensive multiplicity presenting with hemorrhage. Neuroradiol J. 31(1):27-31, 2018
                      2. Shrot S et al: Dysplasia and overgrowth: magnetic resonance imaging of pediatric brain abnormalities secondary to alterations in the mechanistic target of rapamycin pathway. Neuroradiology. 60(2):137-150, 2018
                      3. Jiang T et al: Lhermitte-Duclos disease (dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum) and Cowden syndrome: clinical experience from a single institution with long-term follow-up. World Neurosurg. 104:398-406, 2017
                      4. Ciccarino P et al: Multifocal presentation of medulloblastoma in adulthood. J Neurooncol. 107(2):233-7, 2012
                      5. Solis OE et al: Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor: a pineal region case with IDH1 and IDH2 mutation analyses and literature review of 43 cases. J Neurooncol. 102(3):477-84, 2011
                      6. Goddard JC et al: Fundal fluid as a predictor of hearing preservation in the middle cranial fossa approach for vestibular schwannoma. Otol Neurotol. 31(7):1128-34, 2010
                      7. Koyfman SA et al: Stereotactic radiosurgery for single brainstem metastases: the cleveland clinic experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 78(2):409-14, 2010
                      8. Andres RH et al: Lhermitte-Duclos disease with atypical vascularization--case report and review of the literature. Clin Neuropathol. 28(2):83-90, 2009
                      9. Bonneville F et al: Imaging of cerebellopontine angle lesions: an update. Part 1: enhancing extra-axial lesions. Eur Radiol. 17(10):2472-82, 2007
                      10. Bonneville F et al: Imaging of cerebellopontine angle lesions: an update. Part 2: intra-axial lesions, skull base lesions that may invade the CPA region, and non-enhancing extra-axial lesions. Eur Radiol. 17(11):2908-20, 2007
                      11. Recinos PF et al: Brainstem tumors: where are we today? Pediatr Neurosurg. 43(3):192-201, 2007
                      12. Koeller KK et al: From the archives of the AFIP: medulloblastoma: a comprehensive review with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 23(6):1613-37, 2003
                      13. Zabek M: Primary posterior fossa tumours in adult patients. Folia Neuropathol. 41(4):231-6, 2003