Pediatric Hamartoma of the Tuber Cinereum

  • Etiology: anomalous neural migration / heterotopia
  • Imaging: hypothalamic mass, T1+T2 isointense, normal posterior pituitary bright spot
  • Clinical: gelastic seizures, precocious puberty

Radiology Cases of Hamartoma of the Tuber Cinereum

MRI of hamartoma of the tuber cinereum / hypothalamic hamartoma
Sagittal T2 (above), T1 without contrast (below left) and T1 MRI with contrast (below right) of the brain show a suprasellar mass that is solid and heterogenous which is isointense on T1 and T2 and is nonenhancing.