n SA Journal of Radiology - Cystic hemispheric medulloepithelioma : case report
|Article Title||Cystic hemispheric medulloepithelioma : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Affiliations||1 Red Cross Children's Hospital, 2 Red Cross Children's Hospital, 3 Red Cross Children's Hospital, 4 Red Cross Children's Hospital and 5 Red Cross Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||1 - 5|
Medulloepithelioma is a rare primitive embryonal tumour of the central nervous system which typically occurs in early childhood. The histopathological appearance has been confused with primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNETs), but medulloepitheliomas have a more aggressive clinical course. Imaging typically demonstrates a well-circumscribed, poorly or non-enhancing solid mass, with cyst formation being infrequent. We report the imaging findings in a case of a cystic hemispheric medulloepithelioma. The importance of considering this diagnosis is discussed in view of the propensity to aggressive recurrence in subtotal resection.
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