Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 167–170

Central neurocytoma — a rare benign intraventricular tumor

  • J. J. Townsend
  • J. P. Seaman
Short Original Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF00687981

Cite this article as:
Townsend, J.J. & Seaman, J.P. Acta Neuropathol (1986) 71: 167. doi:10.1007/BF00687981


Two cases of Central neurocytoma arising in the lateral ventricles are presented. Both patients had well-circumscribed masses in the right lateral ventricle causing hydrocephalus. The tumors were composed of small round cells forming Homer Wright rosettes against a fine fibrillary background. In one patient surgical removal was complete and no recurrence has been noted approximately one year later. These tumors appear to be benign and complete surgical excision should be curative.

Key words

NeurocytomaDifferentiated neuroblastomaIntraventricular tumor

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Townsend
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. P. Seaman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical CenterSalt Lake CityUSA
  3. 3.LDS HospitalSalt Lake CityUSA