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

 
        A) Tumors commonly found in the midline sellar region include Choroid plexus carcinoma.
 
        B) Tumors commonly found in the conus and filum terminale include Optic nerve glioma.
 
        C) Tumors commonly found in the temporal lobes include Glioblastoma multiforme.
 
        D) Tumors commonly found in the midline pineal region include Germ-cell tumor.
 
        E) Tumors commonly found in the lateral ventricle include Oligodendroglioma.
 

 


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A) Tumors commonly found in the midline sellar region include Choroid plexus carcinoma.

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The statement, "Tumors commonly found in the midline sellar region include Choroid plexus carcinoma." is false.
Tumors commonly found in the midline sellar region include Meningioma, Pituitary adenoma, Craniopharyngioma, Germ-cell tumor, Epidermoid/dermoid cyst, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Optic nerve glioma, and Hypothalamic glioma/hamartoma.  (See References)

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B) Tumors commonly found in the conus and filum terminale include Optic nerve glioma.

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The statement, "Tumors commonly found in the conus and filum terminale include Optic nerve glioma." is false.
Tumors commonly found in the conus and filum terminale include Lipoma, Ependymoma, Meningioma, and Paraganglioma.  (See References)

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C) Tumors commonly found in the temporal lobes include Glioblastoma multiforme.

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The statement, "Tumors commonly found in the temporal lobes include Glioblastoma multiforme." is false.
Tumors commonly found in the temporal lobes include Ganglioma, Oligodendroglioma, and Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma.  (See References)

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D) Tumors commonly found in the midline pineal region include Germ-cell tumor.

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The statement, "Tumors commonly found in the midline pineal region include Germ-cell tumor." is true.
Tumors commonly found in the midline pineal region include Germ-cell tumor, Epidermoid/dermoid cyst, Teratoma, Pineocytoma, and Pineoblastoma.  (See References)

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E) Tumors commonly found in the lateral ventricle include Oligodendroglioma.

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The statement, "Tumors commonly found in the lateral ventricle include Oligodendroglioma." is false.
Tumors commonly found in the lateral ventricle include Ependymoma, Meningioma, Subependymoma, Choroid plexus papilloma, Choroid plexus carcinoma, and Central neurocytoma.  (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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