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CNS tumor
CNS tumors
Approach to diagnosis

Reviewer: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 April 2013, last major update February 2012
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Factors to consider:
  1. Neoplasm: yes or no?
  2. Primary or metastatic neoplasm?
  3. Glial, neuronal and other primary tumor considerations
  4. Correlate pathologic diagnosis with age, sex, location and imaging characteristics

Differential diagnosis (adopted from Sternberg)

End of CNS tumor > CNS tumors > Approach to diagnosis

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