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the frequency of tumors in different parts of the CNS

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Which of the following statements regarding the frequency of tumors in different parts of the CNS is FALSE?

 
        A) Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        B) Paraganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        C) Acoustic neuroma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.
 
        D) Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        E) Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.
 

 


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A) Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.

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The statement, "Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." is false.
Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.  (See References)

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B) Paraganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.

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The statement, "Paraganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." is true.
Paraganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.  (See References)

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C) Acoustic neuroma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.

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The statement, "Acoustic neuroma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle." is true.
Acoustic neuroma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.  (See References)

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D) Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.

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The statement, "Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." is true.
Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle, is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle, is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region, and is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.  (See References)

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E) Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.

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The statement, "Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region." is true.
Meningioma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle, is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle, is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region, and is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.  (See References)

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References:

1. Geyers, J.D., Keating, J.M., and Potts, D.C. (2002). Neurology for the Boards, 2nd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
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