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Table 1 Distribution of final diagnosis among studied patients based on pathological diagnosis or clinical-laboratory diagnosis and follow-up imaging

From: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in pediatric brain tumors: how to make a more confident diagnosis

Method of final diagnosisN = 30
Histopathology26 (86.7%)
 High-grade astrocytoma4 (13.3%)
 Low-grade astrocytoma7 (23.3%)
 Medulloblastoma2 (6.7%)
 Ependymoma2 (6.7%)
 Anaplastic ependymoma2 (6.7%)
 PXA2 (6.7%)
 Brain abscess2 (6.7%)
 Choroid plexus carcinoma1 (3.3%)
 Metastatic lesion1 (3.3%)
 Recurrence of GBM1 (3.3%)
 DNET1 (3.3%)
 PNET1 (3.3%)
Clinical with laboratory diagnosis4 (13.3%)
 Brainstem glioma2 (6.7%)
 Multiple sclerosis1 (3.3%)
 ADEM1 (3.3%)
  1. Data was expressed in the form of frequency (percentage). DENT dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor, PENT primitive neuroectodermal tumor, PXA pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, ADEM acute disseminated encephalomyelitis