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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) Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        B) Craniopharyngioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.
 
        C) Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.
 
        D) Ganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline pineal region.
 
        E) Choroid plexus papilloma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 

 


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A) Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.

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The statement, "Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." 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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B) Craniopharyngioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.

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

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C) Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.

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

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D) Ganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the midline pineal region.

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

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E) Choroid plexus papilloma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.

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The statement, "Choroid plexus papilloma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale." is false.
Choroid plexus papilloma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.  (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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