Case contributed by Dr Mahomed A. Osman


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Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

4 x 5 cm homogeneous enhancing intra-axial lesion L cerebellum, showing restricted diffusion, heterogenous signal on T2 weighted sequences, hypointense to grey matter on T1 weight sequences and hyper intense to grey matter on FLAIR sequences.

Case Discussion

The tumor was resected and histologically confirmed to be medulloblastoma. 

Medulloblastoma is typically a pediatric tumor that most commonly arises from the vermis. When seen in adults, however, they are more likely to arise in atypical locations such as the lateral cerebellar hemispheres as opposed to the vermis, which is consistent with the findings in this particular case.

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Case information

rID: 23928
Published: 18th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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