Neonatal brain tumors: CT and MR findings

Mary Ann Radkowski*, Thomas R. Naidich, Tadanori Tomita, Sharon E. Byrd, David G. McLone

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Twelve neonatal brain tumors, presenting within 60 days of birth, constituted 3.3% of pediatric brain tumors. Three-fourths were supratentorial. Two-thirds were benign. Forty-two percent were choroid plexus papilloma. Twenty-five percent were teratoma. Eight percent each were hypothalamic glioma, gliosarcoma, medulloblastoma, and primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Clinical symptoms were nonspecific. Signs of herniation were absent in all 12 patients. Forty-two percent of these patients died 1 day to 8 months after diagnosis. Ultrasound, CT, and magnetic resonance have all proved useful for displaying these lesions suitably for surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


  • Brain, neoplasms
  • Computed tomography
  • Infants
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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