Pediatric Radiology > Neurological > Supratentorial Tumors > Parasellar > Hypothalamic hamartomas


Hypothalamic hamartomas

Hypothalamic hamartomas present with a suprasellar mass and may behave as a neoplasm clinically. However, the most common presenting symptom is precocious puberty or a gelastic seizure characterized by fits of laughter. No enhancement has been reported with this lesion.

   
Sagittal T1 MRI post contrast
   
Hamartoma of the tuber cinereum
   


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