Subependymoma: fourth ventricle
Non-specific headaches for investigation.
MRI of the brain
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Within the inferior aspect of the fourth ventricle is a small well circumscribed mass which is isointense to the adjacent cerebellum on T1 and slightly hyperintense on T2. There is no evidence of calcification, or of contrast enhancement. No hydrocephalus is identified.
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This is a typical appearance and location of a subependymoma. In the correct demographic (older adults) typical appearances such as this should be reassuring and enable conservative management, as long as the patient is asymptomatic.