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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2005 September;49(3):125-8

language: English

Central neurocytoma of the fourth ventricle. Case history

Cultrera F. 1, Giuffrida M. 1, Guiducci G. 2, Cerasoli S. 1, Frattarelli M. 1

1 Division of Neurosurgery “M. Bufalini” Hospital, Cesena, Italy
2 Pathology Service “M. Bufalini” Hospital, Cesena, Italy


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Central neurocytomas are low-grade tumours of neuronal origin, affecting mainly young patients and usually located in the lateral or third ventricle. We report a rare case of central neurocytoma at the fourth ventricle level. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogeneously enhancing mass lesion at the fourth ventricle. Gross-total surgical removal was achieved. The histological diagnosis was of central neurocytoma but the lesion showed a fairly elevated Ki-67 index (6%). Given this finding, close neuroimaging monitoring was performed and at the moment the patient is free of recurrence.

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