The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from November 11, 2016:
Approximately 59 cases of CAPNON have been reported in the literature, A non-neoplastic entity that can be found in either an intra-axial or extra-axial location, the pathogenesis of CAPNON is unclear but a reactive process has been favored. The outcome is generally considered to be excellent, with gross total resection typically curative. This case is somewhat unique in that it harbors adipose tissue.
|Foci of calcification and fat are present in this midline example|
|Nodules of basophilic calcification|
|The calcifications have a chondromyxoid appearance|
|Surgery was complicated as the lesion encased the anterior cerebral arteries|
Aiken AH, Akgun H, Tihan T, Barbaro N, Glastonbury C. Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuroaxis: CT, MR Imaging, and Histologic Features. American Journal of Neuroradiology 30 (2009) 1256-1260.
Duque SG, Lopez DM, de Mendivil AO, Fernandez JD. Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuroaxis: Report of four cases and review of the literature. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 143 (2016) 116-120.
Hi Brian...it has been quite a while since I looked at your blog, which is why I'm posting in March 2017 about this post from November 2016. I have had two cases of this in the past couple of years. One of our Radiology residents asked to take a slide to the ARP course (formerly the AFIP Radiology/Pathology course).
I have, of course, forgotten my log-in information, so I'll post here as "anonymous", but this is Doug Miller.
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