Tumors & Cysts Flashcards

Welcome to our new feature: NEUROLOGY FLASHCARDS! Understanding is paramount, but unfortunately, one aspect of academic success does rely on simple memorization and repetition. In our new Neurology flashcards feature, we have taken the most commonly seen rote memory topics and “buzzwords” from neurology board and RITE* exams and made easy to use flashcards. These work on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. This is a new feature, so please contact us if you see any issues! FLASHCARDS will be available for all chapters soon!

Gene fusion commonly seen in pilocytic astrocytoma
KIAA1549-BRAF gene fusion
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Tumor almost exclusively seen in pediatric patients with tuberous sclerosis
Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SGCA or SEGA)
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Opsoclonus myoclonus in a child
Name the tumor
Neuroblastoma
This is a paraneoplastic phenomenon. It is associated with anti-Hu most often in children with neuroblastoma, and with anti-Ri in adults (usually from lung cancer).
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Lisch nodules
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF 1)
These are melanocytic hamartomas in the iris.
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Transthyretin marker
Choroid plexus papilloma
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Tumor attached to septum pellucidum
with neurocytic rosettes
Central neurocytoma
Ependymoma and SEGA can also attach to the septum pellucidum, but central neurocytoma is the classic to do this. The rosettes help clarify the diagnosis.

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