CASE 64: MRI BRAIN

Findings reveal a cystic and solid lesion in the supra sellar cistern, with mild compression of the floor of the third ventricle leading to mild obstructive hydrocephalus, enhancement of the solid component is noted.

DIAGNOSIS

CRANIOPHARYNGIOMA

RAD PEARLS

Craniopharyngioma is a histologically benign, extra-axial, slow-growing tumor that predominantly involves the sella and suprasellar space

Types:

  • adamantinomatous(paediatric)
  • papillary(adult)
  • mixed

MRI demonstrates the size and extent of the tumor and involvement of the third ventricle

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