A neurocytoma is WHO grade II primary CNS neoplasm which is derived from neural cells.
There are two main types:
- much more common
- it called a central neurocytoma when it located centrally within the lateral ventricles
- extra ventricular neurocytoma (EVN) 1
Both types tends to have similar biological behavior and have similar demographics 1.
- 1. Yang GF, Wu SY, Zhang LJ et-al. Imaging findings of extraventricular neurocytoma: report of 3 cases and review of the literature. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30 (3): 581-5. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A1279 - Pubmed citation
- 2. Goergen SK, Gonzales MF, Mclean CA. Interventricular neurocytoma: radiologic features and review of the literature. Radiology. 1992;182 (3): 787-92. Radiology (abstract) - Pubmed citation