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Flashcards in Brain tumours Deck (14):
1

List the cancers in children younger than 2 years old:

Choroid plexus papilloma
Anapaestic astrocytoma
Teratoma

2

Cancers in the first 10 years of life

Medulloblastoma
Astrocytoma
Ependymoma
Craniopharyngeoma
Glioma

3

Most common cancer causing cranial metastases in children

Neuroblastoma

4

Most common location affected by cancer in children

Infratentorial

5

List the supratentorial tumours in children (5)

Astrocytoma
PXA
PNET
DNET
Ganglioglioma

6

List the infratentorial tumours in children (4)

Juvenile pilocystic astro
PNET- Medulloblastoma
Ependymoma
Brainstem astrocytoma

7

List the supratentorial tumours in adults:

Metastases ++++
Glioma- 25%:
- astrocytoma (fibrillary and anaplastic)
- GBM
- Oligodendroglioma

8

List the infratentorial tumours in adults:

Metastases +++++
Haemangioblastoma

9

How would astrocytoma spread?

along the white matter tract

10

How would ependymoma spread?

ependymoma of the 4th ventricle in children extends through the foramen of Magendie to cisterna magna and through the lateral foramina of Luschka to CPA.

11

Name the tumours causing subarachnoid seeding:

"PEG LOCh"
PNET
Ependymoma
GBM
Lymphoma
Oliogodendroglioma
Choroid plexus papilloma.

12

Name the cancer that typically crosses the midline (via infiltrating the CC)

GBM
- Radiation necrosis can mimic GBM recurrence

13

Where is lymphomna usually located?

Near the midline

14

How would epidermoid cyst cross the midline?

via the subarachnoid space