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Location Pituitary/sella turcica 4th ventricle Cerebellum

Tumor Craniopharyngioma Ependymoma Hemangioblastoma Medulloblastoma

Characteristics Hormone levels decrease From Rathkes pouch remnants Hydrocephalus Assoc. renal angiomas Produce EPO polycythemia Hydrocephalus (compresses 4th ventricle) Tx radiation Benign, good px

Histo Calcifications Rod-shaped blepharoplasts near nucleus Foam cells Homer-Wright rosettes, small blue cells Small cells w/high nuclear: cytoplasm ratio Rosenthal fibers

(Pilocytic) Astrocytoma