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Central neurocytoma

An electron-microscopic study of two cases

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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.

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Hassoun, J., Gambarelli, D., Grisoli, F. et al. Central neurocytoma. Acta Neuropathol 56, 151–156 (1982).

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