Cerebral neurocytoma without ganglion cell differentiation.

J. H. Kim, K. J. Park, J. H. Lee, H. S. Chung

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Neurocytomas are rare neuronal tumours, and are defined as tumours comprising cells with neuronal differentiation; they commonly arise in the ventricles. We report a case of a cerebral neurocytoma in a young man who presented with hemiparesis. The tumour was a radiologically a well-circumscribed large cyst with solid mass; the histopathology showed a well-differentiated lesion comprising uniform, round cells with perinuclear halos in a neuropil background, and immunohistochemically positive for neuronal markers (synaptophysin, neuron-specific enolase and neurofilaments). We suggest that cerebral neurocytomas should be considered among the uncommon causes of a large intra-axial cystic mass with a solid component in young adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312; discussion 312
JournalActa neurochirurgica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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