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Central neurocytomas: research trends, most cited papers, and scientometrics analysis to date

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Central neurocytoma is the most common primary intraventricular tumor in adults being classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a benign grade II tumor with a good prognosis. Given the recent advances with regard to this tumor, a bibliometric analysis was due to study the future direction of research for neurocytomas. A comprehensive Elsevier’s Scopus database search was performed to capture all published and indexed studies to date relevant to neurocytoma. A discrete set of validated bibliometric parameters were extracted and analyzed on R v4.1.3. A total of 1002 documents were included in our analysis covering a period between 1910 and 2021 (111 years). Around 98.5% of the documents were multi-author publications with a collaboration index (CI) of 4.21. Acta Neuropathologica, The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, and Cancer were the journals to include the highest number of top ten cited articles (2 out of 10 most cited articles, 20%). Switzerland (4 out of 10, 40%) accounted for the country to have the highest number of top 10 most cited articles with the USA (5588 out of 16,395 citations, 34.1%) having the greatest number of citations. Lastly, our analysis reported an annual growth rate of 6.9% for the number of papers produced by year. This is the first bibliometric analysis to study the top 10 most cited articles with regard to neurocytomas. A shift from histopathologic and clinical symptoms towards the treatment and management of the tumor was observed in our analysis.

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Conceptualization: SD, KRN. Data curation: SD, KRN, SS. Formal analysis: MAQ, SD. Manuscript preparation: all authors. Revision of manuscript for important intellectual content: all authors. Approval of the final version of the manuscript: all authors.

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Durrani, S., Tebha, S.S., Qamar, M.A. et al. Central neurocytomas: research trends, most cited papers, and scientometrics analysis to date. Neurosurg Rev 46, 57 (2023).

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