Imaging Findings of CNS Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumors

Atilla Arslanoglu, Nafi Aygun, Deapak Tekhtani, Leslie Aronson, Ken Cohen, Peter C. Burger, David M. Yousem

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Abstract

Four patients with brain tumors were diagnosed with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors and underwent CT and MR imaging. For all tumors, aggressive features were shown by imaging studies and included hydrocephalus, apparent invasion of the adjacent brain and dura, and marked mass effect. The striking heterogeneity of the atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor shown by imaging studies reflects the histopathologic complexity of these tumors, and awareness of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor is important in making the correct diagnosis of this uncommon but probably underdiagnosed entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-480
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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