Central neurocytoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Head aches

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

CT brain (single image)

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


MRI brain

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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Case information

rID: 21041
Published: 1st Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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