Child's Nervous System

, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp 383–388

Central neurocytoma: its differentiation from intraventricular oligodendroglioma

  • Siu Tsan Yuen
  • Ching Fai Fung
  • Thomas H. K. Ng 
  • Suet Yi Leung
Original Papers


Two patients with intraventricular tumours are presented. Both had similar features on light microscopic examination. On the basis of the specific immunohistochemical staining patterns and the ultrastructural findings, one was diagnosed as a central neurocytoma while the other was diagnosed as an intraventricular oligodendroglioma. The possibility of central neurocytoma should be considered in all young patients including children presenting with an intraventricular lesion. Definitive diagnosis requires electron microscopic and immunohistochemical studies.

Key words

Intraventricular neoplasm Central neurocytoma Oligodendroglioma 


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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siu Tsan Yuen
    • 1
  • Ching Fai Fung
    • 2
  • Thomas H. K. Ng 
    • 1
  • Suet Yi Leung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Queen Mary HospitalUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Division of Surgical Neurology, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary HospitalUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong

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