Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 151–156 | Cite as

Central neurocytoma

An electron-microscopic study of two cases
  • J. Hassoun
  • D. Gambarelli
  • F. Grisoli
  • W. Pellet
  • G. Salamon
  • J. F. Pellissier
  • M. Toga
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Summary

The authors report two cases of a rare tumor in adults which were inserted on the fornix and caused a frontal syndrome. By light microscopy, the tumors, highly calcified, were composed of small clear cells forming dense areas in a patchy fibrillary stroma. Electron microscopy revealed a striking neuronal differentiation with numerous synapses. These tumors, for which the term neurocytomas was proposed, were compared with the other CNS neuronal tumors described in the literature.

Key words

Central neuronal tumor Third ventricle tumor Synapses Electron microscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hassoun
    • 1
  • D. Gambarelli
    • 1
  • F. Grisoli
    • 1
  • W. Pellet
    • 1
  • G. Salamon
    • 1
  • J. F. Pellissier
    • 1
  • M. Toga
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de NeuropathologieFaculté de MédecineMarseille Cédex 5France

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