Primary fourth ventricular meningioma: a case report of an adult male

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      Primary fourth ventricular meningiomas are extremely rare and often misdiagnosed as other tumors. They have no characteristic imaging appearance on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Therefore, differentiating the lesion from common lesions in the fourth ventricle can be diagnostically challenging. In this report, we present a 25-year-old man with fourth ventricular meningioma and refer to the usefulness of diffusion-weighted imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient measurements for the differential diagnosis of fourth ventricular tumors.


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