Medulloblastoma

Atypical CT and MRI findings in children

Ayelet Eran, Arzu Ozturk, Nafi Aygun, Izlem Izbudak

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Abstract

Posterior fossa mass lesions in children usually present a diagnostic challenge despite their high frequency and the limited number of differential diagnostic possibilities. Consideration of medulloblastoma within the differential diagnosis of such lesions mandates an aggressive surgical approach as residual tumor is a known risk factor for poor prognosis. Preoperative imaging of the entire neuroaxis is critical given the high propensity of drop metastases. In this pictorial presentation, we review and demonstrate less common features of medulloblastomas to facilitate diagnosis in challenging cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1254-1262
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Children
  • CT
  • Medulloblastoma
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Medulloblastoma : Atypical CT and MRI findings in children. / Eran, Ayelet; Ozturk, Arzu; Aygun, Nafi; Izbudak, Izlem.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 40, No. 7, 07.2010, p. 1254-1262.

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Eran, A, Ozturk, A, Aygun, N & Izbudak, I 2010, 'Medulloblastoma: Atypical CT and MRI findings in children', Pediatric Radiology, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 1254-1262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-009-1429-9
Eran, Ayelet ; Ozturk, Arzu ; Aygun, Nafi ; Izbudak, Izlem. / Medulloblastoma : Atypical CT and MRI findings in children. In: Pediatric Radiology. 2010 ; Vol. 40, No. 7. pp. 1254-1262.
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