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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) Choroid plexus carcinoma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.
 
        B) Epidermoid/dermoid cyst is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.
 
        C) Ganglioma is one of the most common tumors found in the conus and filum terminale.
 
        D) Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.
 
        E) Epidermoid/dermoid cyst is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.
 

 


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A) Choroid plexus carcinoma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.

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The statement, "Choroid plexus carcinoma is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle." is false.
Choroid plexus carcinoma is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.  (See References)

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B) Epidermoid/dermoid cyst is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle.

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The statement, "Epidermoid/dermoid cyst is one of the most common tumors found in the lateral ventricle." is false.
Epidermoid/dermoid cyst 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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C) 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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D) Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region.

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The statement, "Germ-cell tumor is one of the most common tumors found in the midline sellar region." is true.
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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E) Epidermoid/dermoid cyst is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle.

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The statement, "Epidermoid/dermoid cyst is one of the most common tumors found in the cerebello-pontine angle." is false.
Epidermoid/dermoid cyst 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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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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