Central neurocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. A CT scan was performed (not shown) and a VP shunt was inserted. An MRI was requested two months later.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined ovoid soft tissue mass within a dilated right lateral ventricle, attached to the septum pellucidum. It demonstrates a low signal intensity on T1WI, iso-to slightly high signal intensity on T2WI/FLAIR with no enhancement on postcontrast sequences. The adjacent portion of the septum pellucidum appears thickened with same signal intensity. Evidence of restricted diffusion on DWI/ADC.

Case Discussion

MRI features of an intraventricular tumor attached to the septum pellucidum, probably central neurocytoma.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 67013
Published: 17th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.