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the frequency of tumors in different parts of the CNS

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Which of the following is most accurate regarding the frequency of tumors in different parts of the CNS?

 
        A) Subependymoma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        B) Ganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        C) Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.
 
        D) Craniopharyngioma is one of the most common tumors found in the temporal lobes.
 
        E) Acoustic neuroma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.
 

 


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A) Subependymoma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.

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The statement, "Subependymoma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." is false.
Subependymoma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.  (See References)

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

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The statement, "Ganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." is false.
Ganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the temporal lobes.  (See References)

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C) Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.

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The statement, "Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle." is false.
Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region, and is one of the most common tumors found in the midline pineal region.  (See References)

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D) Craniopharyngioma is one of the most common tumors found in the temporal lobes.

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The statement, "Craniopharyngioma is one of the most common tumors found in the temporal lobes." is false.
Craniopharyngioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.  (See References)

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E) 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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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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