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Cystic tumor

The most common tumors are, hemangioblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, ganglioglioma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, tanycytic ependymoma, intraparenchymal schwannoma, desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma.

Cystic meningioma is a rare form of intracranial meningioma. Meningiomas are typically solid tumors but may rarely have cystic components. The diagnosis of cystic meningioma is clinically challenging as the finding of multiple intra-axial tumors, including metastatic tumors, is relatively common. We report a case of cystic meningioma initially diagnosed as a metastatic tumor from a recurrence of acute lymphoid leukemia. However, postoperative histopathological examination demonstrated an atypical meningioma 1).

Differential diagnosis of a cystic lesion must contemplate primary neoplasm, metastasis (lung and breast neoplasms are the most common cause), brain abscess, tuberculoma and neurocysticercosis. (NCC).

see Cystic metastases.

see Cystic glioma.


Other intra-axial cysts, e.g. intracranial arachnoid cyst, neuroglial cyst, porencephalic cyst.

1)
Ramanathan N, Kamaruddin KA, Othman A, Mustafa F, Awang MS. Cystic Meningioma Masquerading as a Metastatic Tumor: A Case Report. Malays J Med Sci. 2016 May;23(3):92-4. PubMed PMID: 27418876; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4934725.
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