Differential Table for PED-CNS Tumors
Region Supratentorial
Region Infratentorial
Location Supratentorial Pituitary/Optic Thalamic Pineal Vetricular Posterior Fossa
CNS Germ Cell Tumors rare CNS Germ Cell Tumors
Embryonal Tumors of CNS S-PNET S-PNET S-PNET Pinoblastoma Ependymoblastoma Medulloblastoma
Gliomas: Oliogdendro- and Astro- types 1. Gliomas: Low-grade types
2. Gliomas: High Grade
Optic Nerve Glioma Thalamic Glioma Glioma: Ependymal types 1. Cerebellar astrocytoma/ (Tectal Glioma)
2. brain stem glioma
Benign Craniopharyngioma arachnoid cysts
  • Don't forget to include Ventricular tumors in the differential as the ventricle traverse most of the CNS
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