Central neurocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

A large mass located in the body of the right lateral ventricle, sending a tongue to tumour through the right foramen on Munro is present. It is lobulated with numerous cystic areas. The mass is of similar signal to white matter on T1 and T2 weighted sequences with restricted diffusion and speckled regions of susceptibility induced signal drop out. Following administration of contrast the mass only demonstrates faint heterogeneous enhancement. 

The patient went on to have a craniotomy and excision of the mass which confirmed the diagnosis of a central neurocytoma. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical appearances of a central neurocytoma. 

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Case Information

rID: 9589
Case created: 2nd May 2010
Last edited: 21st Feb 2016
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