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NeurOnc 09

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 14 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Saturday, February 14 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
This sellar lesion most likely came from a/an:

 
        A) Postpartum woman
 
        B) Elderly male
 
        C) Child with Pallister-Hall syndrome
 
        D) Adolescent female
 
        E) Newborn
 

 


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This question was created on February 14, 2009 by gliageek.
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A) Postpartum woman

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Lymphocytic hypophysitis is most commonly encountered in postpartum women  (See References)

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B) Elderly male

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Uncommon, though actually where this biopsy came from  (See References)

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C) Child with Pallister-Hall syndrome

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Pallister-Hall syndrome includes hypothalamic hamartoblastoma  (See References)

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D) Adolescent female

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Germinoma and langerhans cell histiocytosis are much more common in teenage girls  (See References)

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E) Newborn

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Rarely, newborns may present with germ cell tumors or PNETs in this location  (See References)

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References:

1. Graham, D.I., and Lantos, P.L. (2002). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 7th ed. Arnold Press, New York. (ISBN:0340742313)Advertising:
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NeurOnc 09
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