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Central neurocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Frank Gaillard

Presentation:

Head aches

Patient Data:

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

CT brain (single image)

Modality: CT

Single slice of the brain through the lateral ventricles demonstrates a slightly hyperdense mass in the body of the right lateral ventricle.

MRI brain

Modality: MRI

Intraventricular mass located in the body of the right lateral ventricle is heterogeneous in signal on all sequences, demonstrating only patchy enhancement.

This patient went on to have a resection which confirmed the diagnosis of a central neurocytoma, albeit with a high mitotic index. 

Case Discussion:

Typical appearances of a central neurocytoma. 

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