By Location

This chapter is composed of a series of tables, which contain a differential list for a given intracranial location. The abbreviations used within these tables are listed at the end of this chapter. This is a reference for building a quick differential diagnosis during patient Rounds. Table 1: Posterior Cranial Fossa ​Differential list for posterior cranial fossa lesions Neoplastic Metastatic (solitary or numerous) Hemangioblastoma (solitary or numerous, cystic nodule) Pilocytic astrocytoma (cystic irregularly enhancing nodule) Brainstem glioma Medulloblastoma Ependymoma Cerebellar liponeurocytoma Choroid plexus tumor Dysplastic gangliocytoma (enlargement of folia on MRI) Vascular Infarction Intracerebellar hemorrhage (hypertensive, neoplastic) Cavernous malformation (solitary or multiple) Aneurysm AVM Infectious Abscess (solitary or multiple) ...

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