Brain Tumors Simulating Meningitis

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    (left). Composite drawing showing midline position of dermoid cyst in Case 1. In the interior of the cyst a small dermoid tuft in the floor of the left frontal projection is shown. The optic chiasm can be seen underlying the cyst.

    (right). Photograph of dermoid tuft removed from cyst wall. Hair is readily observed.

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    Case 1. Photomicrographs showing (left) cyst wall containing dermal and epidermal elements, and (right) projection of cyst into cerebral tissue.

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    Case 2. Photomicrographs of (left) glioblastoma, showing pleomorphism, giant cells and tissue necrosis and (right) meninges near tumor showing inflammatory cells in the subarachnoid space.

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    Case 3. Horizontal section of brain showing large central varix, displaced 3rd ventricle and dilated lateral ventricles.

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