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Table 2 Image features of 33 adult UTGs

From: Clinical, radiological, and pathological features of 33 adult unilateral thalamic gliomas

Characteristics No. (%) of patients
Location of tumors  
 Confined in the thalamus 9 (27.3)
 Extension to the brainstem 12 (36.4) (including 4 extensions to the basal ganglia or internal capsule and 1 extension to the contralateral thalamus)
 Extension to the contralateral thalamus 3 (9.1) (including 1 extension to the brainstem and 1 extension to the internal capsule)
 Extension to the basal ganglia and/or internal capsule 14 (42.4) (including 4 extensions to the brainstem, 1 extension to the contralateral thalamus, and 1 extension to the habenular commissure)
Cystic changes  
 Yes 9 (27.3)
 No 24 (72.7)
T1 and T2 signals  
 Hypointense T1 and hyperintense T2 14 (42.4)
 Hypointense T1 and mixed T2 2 (6.1)
 Mixed T1 and hyperintense T2 11 (33.3)
 Mixed T1 and T2 6 (18.2)
Enhancement
 Yes 30 (90.9)
 No 3 (9.1)