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Ventricular Tumors

Last Updated: September 29, 2018

This chapter includes a discussion of important diagnostic, clinical, intraoperative, and postoperative tenets for the most common lesions within the ventricular cavities.  These lesions are listed in their relative order of incidence in Table 1. Please also refer to Table 1 of the Principles of Intraventricular Surgery chapter for relevant radiologic features of these tumors.

Table 1: Important Ventricular Tumors
Important ventricular tumors in descending order of incidence (high-grade gliomas are collectively discussed)
Colloid cyst
Craniopharyngioma

Pilocytic astrocytoma

Cavernous malformation

Medulloblastoma

Glioblastoma

Subependymoma

Fibrillary astrocytoma

Meningioma

Central neurocytoma

Pineocytoma

Anaplastic astrocytoma

Ependymoma

Epidermoid cyst

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