Intraventricular neurocytoma with massive brain stem involvement in a 5-year-old child

Jacopo Lenzi, Maurizio Salvati, Alessandro Frati, Antonino Raco, Angelo Pichierri, Felice Giangaspero, Roberto Delfini

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Introduction: Central neurocytoma is a tumor of neuronal origin that should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of intraventricular neoplasms. Reports of neurocytomas with an extraventricular localization are rare: to our knowledge, the case described here is the first in which a neurocytoma developed within the ventricles but also invaded the brain stem. Case report: The authors describe the unusual case of a 5-year-old boy with an intraventricular neurocytoma presenting with massive involvement of the basal nuclei and the brain stem. The patient underwent first biopsy and then surgery for ventricular-peritoneal shunting and partial removal of the tumor. Histology showed the tumor to be a typical neurocytoma with Mib-1

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


  • Extraventricular involvement
  • Neurocytoma
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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