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Surgery: Subspecialty - Neuro Tumors
Remnants of Rathke's pouch
Tooth-enamel like calcification
Yellow viscous fluid
Occur in Children
Rod Shaped Blepharoplasts
Cauda Equina in Adults
Neurofibromatosis Type II
Most Common Malignant Primary Brain Tumor
Grade 4 Astrocytoma
Can Cross Corpus Callosum
Pseudo-palisading Tumor Cells
Areas of Necrosis and Hemorrhage
Stain Astrocytes for Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP)
Most often cerebellar
Associated with Von Hippel-Lindau
Can produce EPO
Occur in children
Small blue cells
Lots of mitotic figures
Homer Wright Rosettes
Signs and Symptoms
Most Common Adult Primary Brain Tumor
Originate from Arachnoid Villi
Contralateral Leg Weakness
Increased Bone Density
Slow growing tumor
Chicken Wire Pattern
Fried egg appearance
Occurs Most Commonly in Kids
Eosinophilic Corkscrew Fibers
Obstructs Cerebral Aqueduct
Signs and Symptoms
Paralysis of Upward Gaze
Setting Sun Sign
Prolactin Inhibits Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
Treat with Dopamine
Cranial Nerve VIII
Bilateral Schwannoma in Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Cranial Nerve V
Affects Corneal Reflex
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