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NeurOnc 03

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Sunday, February 8 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Sunday, February 8 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
The most common location for this neoplasm is:

 
        A) Cerebellum
 
        B) Brainstem
 
        C) Optic nerve
 
        D) Spinal cord
 
        E) Cerebrum
 

 


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This question was created on February 08, 2009 by gliageek.
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A) Cerebellum

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Although uncommon, hemangioblastoma is one of the most common cerebellar tumors encountered in (particularly young) adults  (See References)

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B) brainstem

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Third most common location  (See References)

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C) optic nerve

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Between 10 & 20 have been reported, but a third have been associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease (similar to the incidence seen with solitary cerebellar hemangioblastomas)  (See References)

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D) spinal cord

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Second most common location. Third most common intramedullary tumor  (See References)

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E) cerebrum

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May be more common than we think, as histologically identical tumors have often been called "angioblastic meningiomas"  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
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NeurOnc 03
Question ID: 020809179
Question written by gliageek. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 02/08/2009
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