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DDx for Tumor Mimics

Last Updated: May 10, 2021

This broad spectrum of conditions has a variable appearance that at times can mimic malignancy. This discussion features the imaging characteristics of each condition and attempts to highlight the key differentiating factors, when available.

Many tumors have a variety of mimics. We highlight here the most common broad categories of intracranial tumors, namely, high-grade glioma, low-grade glioma, diffuse glioma, lymphoma, and metastases. The mimics list for each of these tumors is by no means exhaustive but is meant to aid in the search for the patient’s true diagnosis.

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High-Grade Glioma, Including Glioblastoma

Metastases

Contributor: Sean Dodson, MD

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18791/nsatlas.v1.03.02.01

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