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Selected images from an MRI of the posterior fossa demonstrates a cystic mass with peripheral nodular enhancement. It arises form the right cerebellar hemisphere, displacing and compressing the fourth ventricle. It is surrounded by vasogenic oedema. No flow voids are noted.
A cystic mass with mural enhancement in a child arising from the cerebellar hemisphere is usually a pilocytic astrocytoma. This patient went on to have a craniotomy and resection which confirmed the diagnosis.
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